Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has been in the headlines for a variety of reasons since his return to the Premier League in 2016. Former Liverpool midfielder and manager Graeme Souness has been of the Frenchman's fiercest critics and has frequently condemned his behaviour on and off the pitch. Now, the Man United midfielder has hit back and claims that he did not even know who Graeme Souness was.
Speaking to the UTD podcast, 2018 World Cup winner Paul Pogba said that he was immune to criticism and does not pay much heed to what is being said about him. Pogba responded to Graeme Souness' criticism and has claimed that he did not know who Souness was. Pogba said that he had heard that Souness was a great player during his playing days but he doesn't listen to punditry often. Paul Pogba added that he likes to focus on football and doesn't stay after games to listen to punditry. Souness recently criticised Pogba for “dancing at a wedding”, setting a “bad example” for other Man Utd players.
Speaking to the Sky Sports' The Football Show on Tuesday, Graeme Souness asked Paul Pogba to put his medals on the table. Souness was part of the historic Liverpool side that lifted three European trophies and five English Division 1 titles. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher also criticised Paul Pogba's remark saying that his response was 'below the belt.' Carragher said that Pogba needs to take criticism 'on the chin' and admitted while they are very critical of him as footballer one has to be respectful of certain people with certain opinions at different times.
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