Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was a surprise omission after the nominees for the first monthly award of the new Premier League campaign was announced on Thursday. Frenchman Paul Pogba was missing on the list of six nominees for the Premier League Player of the Month for August 2021.
French World Cup winner Pogba provided four assists on the opening weekend of the season as Manchester United began the new Premier League campaign with an emphatic 5-1 win over visitors Leeds United at the Theatre of Dreams. English striker Greenwood was one of the goalscorers against Leeds United.
Pogba then provided the assist for the goal scored by Greenwood in the second league game of the new season, a 1-1 draw at the home of Southampton. The Saints scored first through a Fred own goal on the half hour mark before the equaliser from Greenwood in the second half off the assist from Pogba. The Frenchman was able to take his assist tally to five in just two games. He didn’t provide any assist in the third league game at Wolves.
Greenwood scored for the third game running as Manchester United left it late to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 away from home. He has three goals in the Premier League alongside Fernandes who scored a hattrickagainst Leeds United in the first game of the season for the Red Devils.
Apart from Greenwood, the West Ham United duo of Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma made the nominees’ list alongside Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier, Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso and Everton winger Demarai Gray.