My Scouting Report for Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Team : Man United | Sports : Soccer | Position : MF | Status : Active | Location :England

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : Jon_Arouca . Position :Midfielder [MF]

Pogba isn't a player with an abundance of pace. Instead, he just uses his sheer athleticism to make good runs from deep midfield.
Pogba doesn't have amazing dribbling skills like Neymar, Messi, or Hazard. But he does have spectacular close control and composure. He uses his close control to easily dribble past opponents.
Playmaking Ability
This is probably one of his best qualities. He reads the game so well and is great at creating chances for his teammates when he's deployed in advanced midfield positions.
Pogba is one of the best passers in the world already. He has an eye for through-balls and because of his excellent vision, he can also play accurate long balls as well. He currently has 10 assists in Europe's top 5 leagues which is only behind the likes of Messi, Hazard, and Eriksen.
Pogba doesn't have the greatest balance and often loses the ball in dangerous central areas. He makes up for it with his strength though. He is a very powerful player that can easily shrug off challenges just through his physicality.
Aerial Play
Pogba isn't really known for his aerial play. He only averages around 2 headers won per game. And he's only scored 13 headers so far in his career.
Field Vision
His vision is incredible and it's the reason why he creates so many chances. Because of his vision, he plays many key passes and racks up man assists throughout the season.
His positioning isn't one of his best qualities. He is often at fault for leaving too much space behind because of his runs forward. This is why Pogba isn't really suited to play as a defensive midfielder but rather as an offensive box-to-box midfielder.
Pogba is somewhat aggressive and is known for his short temper. He's averaging 1.5 fouls per game this season and he's already picked up 5 yellows and 1 red card this season.
Pogba has an excellent long shot and has scored many great goals from distance. Although he has an excellent long shot ability his finishing isn't the greatest and he doesn't tend to score many goals per season.
Defensive Ability
This is probably his worst trait and it's why he isn't that good as a defensive midfielder. When he has too many defensive responsibilities it limits the effect he has on the game offensively.
Pogba has incredible stamina and mostly plays 90 minutes. The problem is his injury history. He's suffered 5 major injuries since 2015 with 3 of them being hamstring injuries. Because of all these injuries, Pogba has missed 28 games over the last 3 years just from injuries.
Wow Factor
Pogba is a very skillful player who likes to show off sometimes and impress the crowd. He'll do that either through his use of skill moves or by scoring a wonder goal.
Pogba's strengths are his passing ability and his vision, his shots from distance, and his close control dribbling.
His weaknesses would be his defensive contribution especially his tackling. He only averages 1.3 tackles per game which is quite low for a midfielder. His positioning also isn't the greatest as he often leaves acres of space behind when he makes forward runs from deep. He's also got a bit of a short temper and racks up quite a few yellow cards and red cards.
Overall Analysis
Pogba has already become one of the best midfielders in the world. He's a very creative player that can become one of the world's best under a good manager with an attacking style of play like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Pogba just needs to improve on the defensive side of the game, and his discipline if he wants to become a complete midfielder.
Compares to
Pogba is similar to Rakitic, Matuidi, Naby Keita, and Verratti
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak