It’s tempting to say that Paul Pogba is hands-down the better playmaker. After all, the Manchester United man is capable of doing things on the ball that very few midfielders in the world are. His technical ability is unmatched, as is his skill. Pogba is such a fine passer when he’s in the mood, and we saw plenty of exhibits of that on the international stage both at the Euros in 2021 and during France’s successful World Cup campaign. Even in 2021/22, Pogba has nine assists for the Red Devils in just 1,345 Premier League minutes.
Yet Milinkovic-Savic is no slouch in the creativity department, and because he is a better athlete, he can add more to the team in terms of ball progression and penetrating the penalty box. He has ten assists this season and just as many key passes per game as Pogba.
However, you have to give the advantage to Pogba at the end of the day. We’ve seen what he can do, and even though he does not fit United and plays for an even more dysfunctional team than Juve, he is still averaging more than two dribbles completed per game with assist numbers that just about every other midfielder would envy.
Advantage: Paul Pogba