Premier League: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba matches assist record in opening fixture: Paul Pogba became only the seventh player in Premier League history to create four goals in a single match as he starred in Manchester United’s 5-1 win over Leeds United on Saturday.
The Frenchman provided assists for two of Bruno Fernandes’ three goals, set up Mason Greenwood’s strike before teeing up Fred to score United’s fifth at Old Trafford. Not only did Pogba surpass his total number of Premier League assists of last season, three, but he is also well on his way to surpassing his best assists total in a campaign when he provided 10 in 2017/18, as per premierleague.com. Pogba is the first player to record four assists in a Premier League match since Harry Kane created all of Son Heung-min’s four goals in Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-2 win at Southampton in September 2020.
Dennis Bergkamp was the first player to set up four Premier League goals in a single appearance, doing so for Arsenal against Leicester City in February 1999.