Robbie Fowler has urged Paul Pogba to watch Graeme Souness in the 1984 European Cup final if he ‘fancies seeing the complete midfield performance during the lockdown’.
Pogba was clearly looking to agitate when he claimed that he did not know who Souness was earlier this week, sparking an intense reaction from Liverpool legend Souness – who has been hyper-critical of the Manchester United midfielder this season.
The media even waded in and advised ‘vicious’ Pogba to listen to the ‘hard-nosed’ pundit, a view echoed by Fowler.
‘I was disappointed to hear the Manchester United midfielder slap down my former Liverpool boss by saying he doesn’t even know who the outspoken Scottish guy in the studio is,’ he wrote in his Daily Mirror column.
‘If he doesn’t then perhaps he should do a bit of background.
‘He’d discover that this is a man who won five league titles and three European Cups with Liverpool.
‘Graeme also won trophies with Sampdoria and Rangers before embarking on a managerial career that started in Scotland and took him to England, Turkey, Italy and Portugal.
‘Souness knows the game at the elite level as both a player and a coach – and he knows it inside out.
‘And if Paul fancies seeing the complete midfield performance during the lockdown then he might take a look on YouTube at how Graeme captained Liverpool in the 1984 European Cup final against Roma in the Italian club’s very own Olympic Stadium.’
Transfer expert reveals huge Man Utd U-turn for ‘good leader’ Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba will be convinced to stay at Manchester United and sign an extension to his contract, one pundit has insisted.
Despite a season of huge frustration at long inactivity, Pogba has rarely found himself out of the news and his put-down of his fiercest critic – Scottish firebrand Graeme Souness – is the amusing story of the week you simply have to read.
The player continues to be strongly linked with a return to previous club Juventus or Spanish giants Real Madrid and while Pogba himself has not commented on his future, he has received some recent words of encouragement from his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Paul and Marcus [Rashford] have been out, now we’ve still got games left, and I think everyone in the league will start more or less on the same level,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“Maybe they’ve got more motivation to keep going now, as they can see when they’re back they may be on the same level or even a better level physically.
“In a way, they have got an opportunity here to play a bigger part in this season than they had hoped.
“And they are big players for us, some of the most important players.”
Despite ongoing speculation suggesting he may have played his last game for the club, Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes the player will not only stay at Old Trafford, but he will commit to a new contract to extend his second spell at the club. Read more…