Jose Mourinho and Souness will have shared some common ground during their collaborations in the punditry studio, though ironically Mourinho left one on Souness after he went studs-up on Pogba by saying United had 'had their pants pulled down' over his £89million fee. Souness, a notorious critic of Pogba and three-time European Cup winner with Liverpool, was speaking after Jamie Carragher, another former Liverpool player, confronted him with Pogba's quotes on Sky Sports and questioned the United star's opinion. newspaper archive. He’s got every attribute. Souness has won a fair few medals in his time. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Express. The Liverpool legend has made no secret of his disdain for the Manchester United star’s lack of work ethic. I like to focus on football.". "I didn't even know who he was, really. Pogba, who won four Serie A titles with Juventus, the World Cup with France and the Europa League with United, made the claim on the United Podcast. 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I know the face but [not] the name. And I've got a big table." Manchester United travel to St. James Park to take on Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday. But the Scot added he gets “hammered” just for saying he wants the World Cup winner to work harder in midfield. After the games, when I watch it again I watch the game, not the comments,’ said Pogba. “And I was basically saying to Graeme, ‘It doesn’t work like that, I have grown up different, bullying doesn’t work’. - Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday through Friday on ESPN+ But Pogba's trophy cabinet isn't exactly bare. Manchester City take on Arsenal in their return to Premier League action on Saturday evening and they will be without Kevin De Bruyne. The Hollywood star and a team of journalists explore 400 years of slavery. GRAEME SOUNESS claims he gets “hammered” for criticising Paul Pogba. Obviously what I hear when people are saying ‘Paul is doing this…Paul…Paul’ I don’t know. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The Liverpool legend has made no secret of his disdain for the, Graeme Souness claims he gets 'hammered' for criticising Paul Pogba, Souness admires Pogba's ability but wants the Man Utd star to work harder in midfield, Speaking ahead of the game, Sky Sports pundit, 40,000 images of Man Utd fans will fill Old Trafford for game against Sheffield United, MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Statler and Waldorf were both present for that one. Former Man Utd striker Andy Cole played under Souness at Blackburn Rovers. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. 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Pogba has managed just two appearances since September but Souness has repeatedly aimed digs at the Frenchman and has criticised his performances, his attitude, his haircuts, his dancing and his clothing taste since he rejoined the Red Devils. Souness said: “I get hammered for [criticising Pogba]. ‘I didn’t even know who he was, really,’ Pogba told the United podcast.‘I didn’t even know who he was. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. They lost to City without Pogba and their title challenge was over. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Man Utd are 16th in the early Premier League standings with one win and two defeats from their opening three games. Souness' most recent criticism of Pogba was in a Q and A for the Sunday Times. ', "He'd be an absolute doddle to play against.". "I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. It’s selling stuff I think’. After years of criticism, Paul Pogba hit back at Graeme Souness this week and escalated the notorious feud between player and pundit. We simulated Newcastle United vs Manchester United to get a score prediction. A long-time critic, the ex-Scotland midfielder, 66, has. Many matchgoers agreed with Souness in August that Pogba 'wasn't up for the fight' at United. ‘I started as a striker and then a number 10 and then a number six. “I’m a fan of his talent, but midfield is the only position on the pitch where you’re playing against someone doing an identical job. Our. Ironically, Souness will have felt vindication after a game in which Pogba conceded a penalty with what resembled a dab and was booed by a minority after ceding possession. Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online. I don't know the face but [I know] the name.". Speaking ahead of the game, Sky Sports pundit Souness said he was huge fan of Pogba’s talent and ability. And even in lockdown - and with Pogba currently injured - the criticism has continued. Graeme Souness has told Paul Pogba to "put your medals on the table" after the Manchester United midfielder said he didn't know who the ex-Scotland international was. It was unbelievable for me, seeing them training like that, and it pushed me. - Stream every episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories on ESPN+. I like to focus on football’. Souness is one of the more trenchant pundits analysing the Premier League and his words are as cutting as his tackles. It’s what your manager and team-mates want, the rest is just talk. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Stream on ESPN+ (U.S. only). “I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. 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Man Utd have grown commercially under Ed Woodward and signing a star player like Tottenham's Son Heung-min. Ed Woodward might have a new dream Manchester United signing. “Yeah he hasn’t played as well as he would have liked but a man won’t win the World Cup unless he can play the game. Pogba has spent most of the season injured but made a return to action against Spurs last week. "I didn't even know who he was, really," Pogba said. Analysis and opinion from our chief football writer. I know the face, but [not] the name," he said. It didn't take long for Souness to speak out again, though. Souness' response came after Pogba claimed he recognised him but could not put a name to the face. "I didn’t even know who he was," Pogba replied. Manchester United can break a club record with win against Newcastle. Mourinho and Keane were serenaded by the Stretford End during the October draw between United and Liverpool, and the chanting segued into a rendition of 'Graeme Souness is a w----r'. GRAEME SOUNESS claims he gets “hammered” for criticising Paul Pogba. ', "He'd be an absolute doddle to play against.". He has sporadically spouted drivel about a player who, however polarising he is, was not inferior than a 35-year-old Michael Carrick. MLS nears tipping point with COVID-19 spikes. I watch a lot of football but I don't stay after the game to listen to what they say about why they did this, or why they did that. So for Pogba to come out and say he'd never heard of Graeme Souness, I thought really was below the belt.". Souness admires Spurs' midfield. I am doing my recovery, I can be somewhere else and I hear something but i’m just doing my recovery, you know?’.
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