Paul Pogba has finally hit back at his biggest critic, Graeme Souness, by claiming he doesn’t even know who he is.
The former Liverpool player – and Sky Sports pundit – has often taken aim at the Frenchman since his £89 million move to Old Trafford. So much so that it’s turned into a meme.
From his haircuts to his dress sense, Souness seems to have a problem with almost every aspect of Pogba’s career.
But now, finally, the United midfielder has hit back.
Pogba may have only played twice since September but was appearing on The Official Manchester United Podcast and was asked about the Scot.
“I didn’t even know who he was, really,” the World Cup winner said.
“I didn’t even know who he was. I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. I know the face but the name [no]. 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.”
We can’t wait to see Souness’ face after hearing Pogba’s comment. No doubt he’ll have something to say about it…
Earlier in the podcast, Pogba was asked generally about his critics in recent years, to which he believes they’re simply trying to ‘sell’.
“I guess they miss me, I don’t know? I’m not someone that looks always at Sky News. After the games, when I watch it again I watch the game, not the comments,” said Pogba.
“When you know football, you don’t need someone to tell you what’s happening. Obviously what I hear when people are saying ‘Paul is doing this…Paul…Paul’ I don’t know. One day maybe I will meet them [the critics] and ask them because I really want to know why. I am doing my recovery, I can be somewhere else and I hear something but I’m just doing my recovery, you know?
“If they want to speak they are allowed to speak, it’s their job to speak. I am used to it now. I am really used to it, it doesn’t bother me. It’s good to hear good stuff instead of bad stuff but when you play football, you know yourself. It’s what your manager and team-mates want, the rest is just talk. It’s selling stuff I think.”
You can listen to the rest of the interview from Monday evening, as well as previous UTD Podcast episodes, via the Manchester United website, App and all your favourite podcast platforms.
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