Paul Pogba has not played a match since December and it was September when he last started.
With the country now in lockdown, Pogba’s next appearance is even tougher to predict.
Despite this, pundit and regular Paul Pogba critic Graeme Souness saw fit to take another pop at the Frenchman.
In an article in The Times, titled: “Paul Pogba? He’d be an absolute doddle to play against’ — Graeme Souness tackles your questions,” the Scot was offered the bait, and chomped right on it.
When we saw a screenshot of the article on social media at the weekend we assumed it was a parody, based on Souness’ now meme-worthy digs at Pogba, raging from his playing style to his haircuts.
We weren’t the only ones to react this way. Twitter was abuzz with fans perplexed at the pundit’s ongoing Pogba agenda.
Pogba must be sick of it
One one hand it is easy to understand why Paul Pogba may want a fresh start.
Even when he is not playing, he is a target for criticism and at his lowest moments, this will be a factor in his thinking.
Pogba has to realise it won’t be much different anywhere else. The press in Spain would be even more intense and unforgiving if he got his move to Real Madrid.
By now he ha probably learned to shut it out, and should be using haters like Souness for motivation. Won’t it feel so much better when he proves everybody wrong with United?
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