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Graeme Souness Still Manages To Criticise Paul Pogba Despite Playing Just 19 Minutes

Graeme Souness Still Manages To Criticise Paul Pogba Despite Playing Just 19 Minutes

You've got to hand it to Graeme Souness, he's consistent.

Having made it quite clear on numerous occasions that he does not believe Paul Pogba to be a top player some may have expected Graeme Souness to be sick of talking about the Frenchman, but instead TV3's post match coverage on Tuesday night allowed Souness the opportunity to go in for another dig.

Pogba was voted Manchester United's player of the month for August after an excellent start to the season and was awarded the captain's armband in the absence of Antonio Valencia, and after he was injured on 19th minutes and subsequently withdrawn it seemed impossible that Souness could find fault in his game.

Remarkably, the former Liverpool man and Neil Lennon decided to explain why Marouane Fellaini was a more effective player, claiming that he needed to see more from Pogba while ignoring the fact that the reason he didn't was because he was withdrawn after 19 minutes.

Souness described Pogba as a 'a bit of a YouTuber' someone capable of pulling off fancy flicks but not impacting the game, and was infuriated by a 30 second passage where Pogba took up a position on the right side of midfield.

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Extraordinary.

To his credit, Marouane Fellaini had a blinder and saw that Pogba's presence was not missed, but to suggest that the Belgian being in the team would benefit Man Utd is just wild.

Pogba is far from the finished article but he has clearly improved this year and was influential in all of Man Utd's Premier League games so far. Perhaps if he threw a few elbows around the place he would endear himself more to the TV3 team.

Mikey Traynor

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