Graeme Souness damns Paul Pogba with faint praise after Manchester United star’s four assists vs Leeds
Pogba was in sensational type for United as they kicked off their Premier League season with a 5-1 rout of Leeds at Outdated Trafford on Saturday.
The Entire world Cup winner established up 4 of United’s 5 ambitions as Bruno Fernandes bagged a hat-trick, even though Mason Greenwood and Fred also bought on the scoresheet.
Pogba has not very lived up to the fantastic expectations put on his shoulders considering the fact that rejoining United from Juventus in 2016, though given he performed a crucial purpose in France’s 2018 Planet Cup triumph, it could also be argued he has lacked high quality players all over him at Aged Trafford.
The midfielder’s deal runs out next summer and his long run stays unclear, but it looks as if he may well be forming a strong romance with the likes of Fernandes and Greenwood this period.
Even so, former Liverpool defender Souness has been a vocal critic of Pogba more than the a long time, and claims the bar need to be established large for a player who price tag practically £100million – or £89.3m, to be precise.
Requested on Sky Sports activities how several title contenders there would be this year, Souness replied: “4. I believe you have to incorporate United in that. Seeking at them yesterday, they appeared threatening, beneficial, they have received a bit of momentum, the group seemed to be with them, signed good players.
“For me yesterday, the star of the show was Greenwood. For a youthful boy, I nevertheless he was sensational.”
Fellow pundit Micah Richards laughed in response, stating: “Pogba’s had four assists!”
But Souness responded: “We hope that from a £100m gentleman.”
The former Liverpool defender also proposed Greenwood’s screen could see United close up regretting spending £73m on Jadon Sancho if the academy graduate continues this kind.
“I was gonna get round to the place that they spend £70-odd million on Sancho maybe that may possibly be anything they search again on and believe ‘did we need to have to shell out that dollars?’ simply because that boy is a player.
“He is a finisher, and I imagine he’s going to be a best participant.”
It looks unlikely that United will regret having two of England’s most promising forwards in their squad, specially when it appears to be like Greenwood commenced up front versus Leeds and appears to be like like he is becoming produced to become the man to probably replace Edinson Cavani appear the end of the period.