Manchester United: Why Paul Pogba was right about this shock claim

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The French Manchester United midfielder has finally spoken out after a barrage of criticism and Paul Pogba was right to make this shocking claim.

Ever since Paul Pogba returned to the shores of Britain and signed for Manchester United, one pundit has seethed with disapproval.

Graeme Souness does nothing to hide his dislike for the French World Cup winner and perpetually bombards Paul Pogba with criticism, even for sometimes seemingly innocuous things.

While Paul Pogba has not been the signing many had expected at Old Trafford, the criticism is far from fair by Graeme Souness.

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Paul Pogba has been wreaked with injuries this season which have prevented him from helping the Red Devils. Yes rumours have surrounded Pogba about a possible departure from Old Trafford, but the media headlines have nothing to do with Pogba directly. It was not the Frenchman who wrote them.

In fairness to Pogba, every time he has played for the club this season he has shone. In his last cameo, against Watford Paul Pogba made a lasting impression with his energetic and inspiring performance.

The season prior, Pogba had enjoyed a hugely successful season at Old Trafford scoring 16 goals in all competitions.

Pogba dictated the tempo and the rhythm of the midfield last season. He is far from a bad player and he could still be a huge asset at United when he returns from injury.

Grame Souness’ distaste for the French international seems like a bitter vendetta and hugely unfounded.

Yes, Pogba can be eccentric off the pitch. Yes he likes to show off and wear flashy clothing, but that takes nothing away from his quality on the pitch and it does not make him selfish.

Pogba is far from lazy, he does not drift away and contributes equally to defence and attack. He thrived under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And recently, Pogba was right to strike back at Souness for all the unwarranted criticism.

Pogba declared recently to a United podcast via the BBC that he didn’t ‘even know’ who Graeme Souness was.

It’s a petty and shocking blow but one that was necessary. The French midfielder had to show he can fire back with words too.

Hopefully, however soon the football will resume and Pogba can fire back on the pitch as well.

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Do you think Paul Pogba was right to stand up to Graeme Souness’ critcism?