Paul Ince says he would have given Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard “a bollocking” for posting a video on social of their latest dance.
The Manchester United pair were videoed performing for the camera after training this week, with the clip uploaded to Instagram.
Ex-United defender Rio Ferdinand criticised the pair for their timing, with United currently outside the top four having drawn with Hull at Old Trafford this week.
Ince, who shared a celebratory dance with Ryan Giggs during his playing days, agrees with Ferdinand and says he would have come down on Pogba and Lingard if he was still at United, despite the former midfielder also
Ince told Paddy Power: “Rio Ferdinand has criticised Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard for posting their dancing antics all over social media and I completely agree. I’m all for young players having a laugh and a dance, it’s a bit of fun. But only if you’re top of the league.
“If that video had come out after they had won the FA Cup final or won the Premier League, you could understand it. But when you’re talking about two players who are underachieving at the moment, it’s the last thing fans want to see. If I was at United and seen that they’d have got a bollocking. There’s a time and a place, and that wasn’t it.
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“This would not have happened in my time at United. Ryan Giggs and I used to dance when we scored a goal, but if we’d put that on social media when we’re sixth in the league, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel and Mark Hughes would have absolutely slaughtered us.
“That’s not the Manchester United way. You win, then you celebrate.”
On Tuesday, Ferdinand said: “I’ve dug out Arsenal players for things like this before and it would be wrong of me not to speak about the United players.
“I’m all for having fun and I think part of Pogba’s appeal especially is that he is a happy free spirit which I wouldn’t want to take away from. But I think there’s timing and there’s getting the balance right when you’re doing these things.
“If that comes out just after you’ve just got to a cup final, you’ve won the cup final, won the league or something like that, listen I’d be pushing that out all over. I’d be the first one to be doing that.
“Looking at myself, the way I think about it, we’re fifth in the league, we’re fighting for the Champions League position, we haven’t got our hands on any silverware yet. I’d want to keep myself under the radar a little bit until we get to that point.”