Paul Pogba just two penalties away from equalling Man Utd record

Manchester United are leading West Ham 1-0 thanks to a Paul Pogba penalty.

The Frenchman struck home from the spot to score his sixth Premier League penalty of the season.

West Ham had a goal disallowed for offside which should have stood in the early stages. Felipe Anderson scored and celebrated until the linesman ruled it out.

NEXT: (Watch) Paul Pogba smashes penalty home to give Man Utd lead over West Ham

Goal’s Manchester United Correspondent Kris Voakes took note of some statistics provided by @OptaJoe on Twitter.

Ruud van Nistelrooy currently holds the record for most Premier League penalties scored in a single season for Manchester United. He netted 8 in 2002/03 which amounts to two more than Pogba this season.

Pogba changed his technique for his penalty against West Ham today.

There was no overly dramatic run-up to the ball. He smashed it home instead!

More of the same from Pogba and he could equal or even better Van Nistelrooy’s record.



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