By Emma Sanders
Fans reacted with surprise on Twitter as a statistic revealed that Joe Allen has been involved in more Premier League goals this season that Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined.
The former Liverpool midfielder has been in excellent form for Stoke since joining them for £13 million this summer after he fell out-of-favour at Liverpool.
The Welshman was one of the stars of the European Championships as he helped his national side reach the semi-finals of the competition.
Joe Allen has been directly involved in more Premier League goals this season (6) than Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba combined (5). pic.twitter.com/VE6LsZlmuE
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 31, 2016
On his return he sealed the move to the Britania Stadium and has already scored four goals in his opening 10 league appearances, three more than Pogba and the same amount as Ibrahimovic.
Jose Mourinho spent up to £89 million on Paul Pogba this summer, as he was tipped to become the best signing of the season.
The former Juventus midfielder was regarded as one of the best players in the world but the Frenchman has been disappointing since returning to Old Trafford.
The statistic, which was tweeted by Squawka Football, caused a stir on the social media website as opposing fans found it highly amusing to compare Allen with Pogba.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
@squawka He's better than both of them, combined. There, I had to say it.
— D'Padre™ (@D_WarEagle) October 31, 2016
— SULTAN (@lfcgr8st) October 31, 2016
— T (@PassIikePogba) November 1, 2016
— Garden State Gooners (@GardenStGooners) October 31, 2016
— Fourmiz (@4miz_luimm) November 1, 2016
@Squawka you can't actually compare frauds with a actual footballer?
— RasheedLFC (@rasheedlfc) October 31, 2016
@Squawka joe allen >> frauds only good against farmers
— mark the oleo strut (@KidFromTheIsles) October 31, 2016
— Fifa 17 HYPE!!!! (@jacdjr) October 31, 2016
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