Jamie Carragher didn’t hold back with his criticism for Paul Pogba.
He may be an ex-Liverpool defender but Manchester United fans will be eager to hear the views of Jamie Carragher who spoke on the Manchester derby on Monday Night Football last night.
The Monday night football team have been intriguing to watch and listen to as they air their views on the weekend’s football, with both Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville earning rave reviews for their rivalry in studio as well their tactical views on football.
As reported in The Sun, last nights programme saw Carragher highlight Paul Pogba’s subdued performance in Saturday’s lunchtime showdown.
“I don’t think it was so much Pep Guardiola getting it massively right, I think Jose Mourinho got it tactically wrong.
“What Mourinho wasn’t helped by was the performance of his players – he made two changes at half-time – but specifically the performance of Paul Pogba.”
The Champions League winner with Liverpool stated the former Juventus midfielder produced one of the ‘most ill-disciplined performances’ in recent times, leaving his teammate Marouane Fellaini to do the work of two men against Manchester City’s dominant midfield.
“I think for a central midfield player in a game of that magnitude, it was one of the most ill-disciplined performances you’ll see in the first 40 minutes.
“The only way to describe it was like a kid in the schoolyard, the best player in the schoolyard, he runs where he wants, does what he wants.”
While Paul Pogba will be feeling the pressure of his huge price tag and his ill-disciplined performance at the weekend, it must be remembered there are only four games gone in the season with some media outlets perhaps jumping the gun with their views on whether the young Frenchman will be value for money for Jose Mourinho, who himself has taken criticism from Saturday’s showing.
Both Mourinho and Pogba will be hoping they can turn things around when they visit Watford on Sunday.
Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena.