Manchester United and Paul Pogba have hit the woodwork most
By Adam Smith
Last Updated: 05/04/17 10:22am
Manchester United have hit the woodwork more times than any other Premier League club this season and no player has done so more often than Paul Pogba.
United have hit the sticks 27 times in all competitions this term and were denied twice during their 1-1 draw against Everton on Tuesday.
Phil Jagielka put the Toffees ahead at Old Trafford and Manchester United failed to capitalise on opportunities to equalise with Ander Herrera hitting the crossbar and Paul Pogba heading against the post, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled the scores with a stoppage-time penalty.
Jose Mourinho's side have drawn a league-high 12 games in the Premier League and hit the woodwork at least once in seven of those games.
In addition to Tuesday, United were denied a potential match-winning goal twice against Stoke and Burnley (both in October), and once against West Ham (November), Everton (December), Liverpool and Stoke (both January).
Those missed opportunities could have boosted United's current points tally by 14 points, which would place them second in the league - just one point behind Chelsea.
Number of times Premier League clubs have hit woodwork (all comps)
Paul Pogba has hit the woodwork nine times this term in all competitions, as has Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne - three more than Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere.
In the Premier League, Pogba struck the bar against Watford and Stoke and hit the upright with a free-kick against Spurs, doing the same against Sunderland and Middlesbrough and hitting the post against Everton on Tuesday.
In the EFL Cup, the Frenchman hit the post in United's 1-0 win over Manchester City and saw a fine free-kick cannon back off an upright against Hull City.
The 24-year-old also headed against the crossbar from close range during United's 3-0 win over St Etienne in the Europa League - a game which saw the world's most expensive player go head to head with his brother Florentin Pogba.
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