Pogba and Souness tiff escalates

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 00:00 |
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. INSET: Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness. Photo/FILE

London, Tuesday

Graeme Souness has told Paul Pogba to “put his medals on the table” after the Manchester United star claimed he “didn’t know” who the Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit was.

Souness has been one of the Frenchman’s fiercest critics since he returned to England in 2016 and has frequently condemned his behaviour both on and off-the-field.

And after the midfielder claimed he still had no idea what the Scot looked like four years later, Souness has issued a withering response.

“I’m happy with it. The oldest thing in football comes to mind, put your medals on the table,” he said on Sky Sports’ The Football Show on Tuesday morning

Jamie Carragher was also critical of Pogba’s comments, adding: “We’re quite critical of Paul Pogba, when you’re a player you’ve certainly got to be respectful of certain players with certain opinions at different times, and at times you have to take that criticism on the chin, so to come out and say you’ve never heard of Graeme Souness really was below the belt.”

The Frenchman has proven to be immune to criticism from Souness, and made headlines for his comments about Souness, who lifted three European Cups and three league titles at Liverpool.

“I didn’t even know who [Souness] was. I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. I don’t know the face but the name [I do],” Pogba said to UTD Podcast.

“Like I said, I’m not someone that watches a lot of [punditry], 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. I like to focus on football,” added Pogba.

One of Souness’ most recent jabs at Pogba came in March when the Frenchman was filmed dancing at his brother’s wedding while supposedly out injured.

Souness claimed his actions showed he doesn’t want to play for United and he claimed he expected Pogba to make a return to full fitness shortly before the now postponed Euro 2020. -Dailymail

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