Paul Pogba: Man Utd star set challenge to hunt down Frank Lampard record

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That’s the view of former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood, who has praised the Frenchman’s attacking attributes.

Lampard is the highest scoring midfielder in Premier League history, having netted 177 times during spells with West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City.

United face Tottenham on Sunday (4.30pm) with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli both having outshone Pogba this season.

But the Frenchman has impressed since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken caretaker charge following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

He netted braces in back-to-back Premier League games and has seven league goals for the season.

He has 18 goals in England’s top-tier for his career and Sherwood wants to see Pogba find the net on a more regular occasion.

“Christian Eriksen would do it under any manager,” Sherwood said.

“He would have done it under Jose Mourinho.

“He wouldn’t have needed the babysitting, he wouldn’t have needed the cuddles so much.

“Paul needs that but it’s up to the manager to get the best out of your individual players.

“Ole is getting that, he’s getting the best out of Paul Pogba.

“He will continue to score goals, he should be in the Dele Alli mould of scoring goals and a guy that passes Frank Lampard.

“He’s got the ability to do it, his heading ability is unbelievable.

“I like his change of pace, you can’t stop it.

“He’s enjoying his football but they’re all enjoying it now.

“We are seeing Manchester United players with a smile on their face, which we never saw [under Jose Mourinho].”

Pogba is fit to play against Tottenham despite suffering an injury in the recent win over Newcastle.

He was able to train with his team-mates during their week in Dubai and is in contention for the clash with Spurs.

Solskjaer said: “He looked okay towards the end so he’ll be fit.

“He did have some problems but came through the last couple of sessions well.”

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