Why There's Much More To Come From Paul Pogba At Manchester United

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2017

Pogba lasted just 18 minutes as captain of United last night before he was forced off with a hamstring strain the club fear could keep him out for up to a month.

Speaking while working the Champions League action for Irish station TV3, the former Liverpool man blasted United's record signing for his ill-discipline and positioning on the pitch.

Substitute Marouane Fellaini headed United into a deserved first-half lead and compatriot Romelu Lukaku followed suit early in the second period with his first goal in the Champions League group stage.

'He's not easy on the eye, he's a bit of a thug at times, which doesn't make him a bad guy.

He added: "That's the question mark I have against him". He's got technique. He's a bit of a YouTuber, isn't he?'

Why There's Much More To Come From Paul Pogba At Manchester United
Why There's Much More To Come From Paul Pogba At Manchester United

Former Liverpool legend Souness didn't hold back in his criticism of Pogba, labelling the Frenchman a "bit of a YouTuber" who has not won much in his career.

BBC pundit Garth Crooks is known for his frequently freakish selections in his Premier League team of the week.

"I also want to discuss Pogba's new hairstyle, which features a red streak" Crooks told BBC Sport in reaction to United's 2-2 draw with Stoke. I want to see Paul Pogba do what [Marouane] Fellaini does: "pop it off nice and simple [and then be a threat inside the opposition's box]". In August 2016, Paul Pogba became the most expensive player in the history of the game when he re-joined Manchester United from Juventus for a fee of £89m.

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to net his first goal in the competition and wrap up a 3-0 win against Basle on a night when Pogba's hamstring complaint took the gloss off the Group A victory.

Jose Mourinho confirmed Pogba had suffered what he described as a muscular injury and speculated that the midfielder would be sidelined for "a few weeks".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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