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EPL 2016/17: Paul Pogba’s dab now a math problem

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Paul Pogba’s celebration has taken the world by storm

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba, is famous for many things. Some of them include - pulling off some outrageous trick move on the pitch that makes the football Vine makers go berserk, scoring some fabulous goals, flamboyant haircuts and, finally, the dab celebration.

The celebration has gained such popularity that a math teacher in France decided to turn it into a math question. The question is whether or not the most expensive player’s dab is absolutely perfect. The basis of perfection, according to the “Universal Laws of the Dab,” is measured with the angle the triangles cause in a dab move.

Paul Pogba’s dab used in a Math problem(Image credits: Goal)

The question translates: Cristiano Ronaldo is jealous of Paul Pogba’s dabbing ability. However, is Paul Pogba’s dab perfect? That’s what this problem aims to determine.

Math is perhaps the only subject in the world that is pretty much required for everything that we do. Be it a day-to-day fruit vendor or a scientist at NASA, math is the fundamental subject in our society. And now it has found its place in a zone as unlikely as a player’s celebration.

These days, celebrations of goals are as celebrated as the goal itself. Every player is trying to make an image for himself by creating a new and unique celebration that defines his persona. Be it Antoine Griezmann’s Hotline Bling celebration or Cristiano Ronaldo’s “calma” or “exploding to Hulk” celebration, everything falls under the radar.

Also read: Antoine Griezmann reiterates his desire to play club football with Paul Pogba

Indeed, a few days ago, the Atletico Madrid superstar even compared his celebration move with that of the former Juventus man and claimed that his celebration is better than his France team-mate.

This fascinating story reached the ears of the Manchester United midfielder as well. He took to Twitter to ask: “The Dab is useful, am I approved?”


The Manchester United youth product was discarded from Old Trafford by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012. Juventus came calling and he quickly jumped ship to represent the Old Lady. After four highly successful years with them, he was called back ‘home’ by the self-proclaimed Special One, Jose Mourinho, for a world record £89 million.

However, ever since moving back to the Red Devils, he hasn’t been able to replicate the form that made him a star back in Turin. Indeed, it is not only him, but even the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also struggling to make peace with the flow of the Premiership as the Old Trafford club lie in the 6th spot, 8 points behind leaders, Liverpool.

(Video courtesy: OMComps YouTube channel)

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