Sky Sports pundits react with astonishment to Graeme Souness praising Paul Pogba


Graeme Souness has earned a reputation as Paul Pogba's biggest critic.

The Sky Sports pundit has repeatedly launched scathing attacks on Manchester United's club-record signing.

Souness recently suggested that Pogba "only plays for himself" and "treats football as a bit of a joke."

The former Liverpool midfielder was in the Sky studio for Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash between Man United and Everton.

Pogba scored the opening goal in the 27th minute, tucking home the rebound after Jordan Pickford initially saved his spot kick.

It was his third Premier League goal of the season.

Pogba's stuttered run-up was criticised by Gary Neville and Souness offered his thoughts on Pogba's first-half performance at Old Trafford.

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Football fans everywhere were probably expecting the 65-year-old pundit to hammer Pogba in the studio.

But Souness's surprising comments left his fellow Sky Sports pundits in a state of astonishment.

Jamie Redknapp was so shocked that he could barely stay in his seat.

"Pogba's been really good," said Souness before inevitably criticising his penalty run-up.

"I think he's moved the ball quickly, he's been uncomplicated, he made the pass to Martial to get the penalty.

"He's been really good today - if he could do that week-in, week-out, then we'd be talking about him as a proper player."

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Well, it couldn't all be complimentary from Souness.

Pogba provided the assist to Anthony Martial for Man United's second goal four minutes after the break.

Later, he cost his team with some showboating in his own half. Possession was handed over to Everton and Richarlison was fouled in the box by Chris Smalling.

Gylfi Sigurdsson expertly dispatched his penalty.

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Pogba certainly runs hot and cold.

His relationship with Jose Mourinho has been strained over the last few months.

The former Juventus midfielder wanted to leave Man United for Barcelona in August but the club refused to sell him.

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