Here’s How Miami Heat Helped Paul Pogba Return To His Best For Manchester United

Published 08/19/2021, 12:50 PM EDT


Paul Labile Pogba began a new season with Manchester United in the Premier League last Saturday. United romped to a 5-1 win in their opening match and the charismatic Frenchman stole the show. The advanced midfielder was everywhere on the pitch and looked a level above his opponents.

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Footballers have to maintain elite levels of fitness due to the grueling demands of their sport. In his off-season, Pogba trained with the NBA team Miami Heat’s staff. His training in Miami helped him return to United in his best shape according to reports.

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Pogba’s recent feats

Pogba had a breathtaking Euros with France even though the World Champions couldn’t progress beyond the Round of 16. He was in good form towards the end of last season as well and will look to pick up where he left off. He has entered the last of year of his contract with United and the English giants will look to tie him to a new long-term deal.

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Pogba has started this season with a bang! Pogba provided four assists in a 5–1 victory over rivals Leeds United. He became only the seventh player in Premier League history to provide four assists in a single match. Furthermore, he also become the first Manchester United player to achieve that feat.

Coaches at Miami Heat helped Pogba

It would be reasonable to say that a part of the reason behind Pogba hitting the ground running this season could be the conditioning sessions he participated in with the Miami Heat staff.

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Pobga is known to be good friends with Heat star Jimmy Butler. Having such an incredible start to this season and being at the apex of his fitness, Pogba looks set for a big season with United.

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We cannot wait for Paul Pogba to shine his way through in the upcoming match against Southampton on 22nd August 2021. Stay tuned!

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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