Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United to a 3-0 away win against Young Boys in the Champions League, but it wasn’t enough to impress pundit Graham Souness.
United’s performance was not as dominant as the 3-0 scoreline suggests, however, two goals and an assist from captain on the night Paul Pogba was enough to secure all three points.
Pogba’s first was a well-taken left-footed shot from outside the box into the top corner, his second was a penalty using his signature run-up, and the midfielder also set up French team-mate Anthony Martial for the third goal.
Instead of praising Pogba’s performance, however, Graham Souness criticised the France World Cup winner, urged him to change his attitude and start focusing on football. On Virgin Media Sport, Souness said:
“If he wants to become a star, someone that can run games and someone people talk about like a proper player, he has to show consistency and leadership,”
Souness has a history of criticizing Pogba, and his excellent World Cup displays for France and good start to the season for United apparently is not enough to change his mind.
“He has the armband now and he has got to change his attitude – to football.
“I bet he is a really nice guy but I wonder if he treats football as a bit of a joke.
“I wonder if he trains properly every day, that is a stab at the dark at something that could improve.”
Paul Pogba tonight:
⚽️ Goals: 2
🎯 Assists: 1
Graeme Souness right now. pic.twitter.com/gZKTi4nuWg
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) September 19, 2018
The Sky Sports pundit also claimed there has been little in terms of improvement from Pogba since his record move from Juventus in 2016.
“I don’t think he has improved since the day he arrived. I still see the same flaws in him,” he added.
“He came for €100m, you factor in United pay a premium but I don’t see much difference from when he turned up.”
United fans will be wondering what Pogba has to do for Souness’ approval.