Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has come under fire from Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, who has accused the World Cup winner of being “selfish” and only in the team to keep his sell-on value high.
The Red Devils have made a slow start to the Premier League season and have suffered successive defeats against Brighton and Tottenham, and Souness does not believe that the 25-year-old is pulling his weight.
Indeed, he claims that Pogba would not even be in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI on merit.
“Paul Pogba plays for himself, it’s all about how cool he looks, showing us how clever he is. I reckon Pogba’s only in the team to maintain his transfer value until United can sell him, because he doesn’t merit his place for any other reason,” the Scotsman, a notorious midfield hardman in his playing days, told the Sunday Times.
“Perhaps we’re now seeing the selfish player Fergie didn’t fancy the first time round?”
Meanwhile, Souness has painted a bleak future for United this term, with rumours of dressing room discontent and manager Jose Mourinho’s behaviour becoming increasingly erratic.