Paul Pogba can match impressive record set by Cristiano Ronaldo if he scores twice against Newcastle

Paul Pogba has been a player reborn since the departure of his foe Jose Mourinho last month – and his fine form means he can match a Manchester United record set by the great Cristiano Ronaldo.

The World Cup winner is enjoying his best spell in a red shirt since his record breaking move from Juventus three years ago.

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Pogba can match a record set by Ronaldo in 2006 against Newcastle tonight

Under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the Frenchman has been given freedom to express himself and he has reaped the rewards of this tactical change, scoring a brace in his last two matches against Newcastle and Bournemouth.

The 25-year-old has also turned provider since Mourinho’s axing – assisting four goals in the Norwegian’s first three games in charge.

The flamboyant midfielder’s form has been so good that he can already match a record set by Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday night’s fixture against Newcastle.

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Solskjaer is looking for his fourth straight win against Newcastle

Pogba is looking to become the second Man Utd player to score a brace in three consecutive Premier League games.

Ronaldo set the record in December 2006, and Pogba could make history by netting twice against the Magpies.

Solskjaer is looking to win his fourth game on the bounce to continue their top four surge.

In doing so the ‘baby-Faced assassin’ can become only the second United manager after Sir Matt Busby to win his first four league games in charge.

Chelsea also play Southampton in the hope of reopening the six point gap between them and Arsenal – who comfortably beat Fulham 4-1 on Tuesday.

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Ronaldo became the first Man Utd player to score a brace in three consecutive Premier League matches

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