Updated: Apr 18
Paul Pogba has hit back at Graeme Souness' criticism of him.
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has criticised Manchester United's Paul Pogba over the years, and the World Cup winner decided to respond through the United podcast. The French midfield ace has come under immense scrutiny from various pundits around the globe, but the Scot is known to constantly berate the 27-year-old, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. However, fans are now waiting to hear what the three-time Champions League winner will have to say about Pogba's recent comments.
"I didn't even know who he was, really," Pogba told the United podcast. "I didn't even know who he was. I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. I know the face but [not] the name.
"Like I said I'm not someone that watches a lot of [punditry], I watch a lot of football but I don't stay after the game to listen to what they say about 'Why they did this' or 'Why they did that'. I like to focus on football."
Earlier in the podcast, when asked about his critics in general, the former Juve star said: ‘I guess they miss me, I don’t know? I’m not someone that looks at always at Sky News. After the games, when I watch it again I watch the game, not the comments.
‘When you know football, you don’t need someone to tell you what’s happening. Obviously what I hear when people are saying ‘Paul is doing this…Paul…Paul’ I don’t know.
‘One day maybe I will meet them [the critics] and ask them because I really want to know why. I am doing my recovery, I can be somewhere else and I hear something but i’m just doing my recovery, you know?’
‘If they want to speak they are allowed to speak, it’s their job to speak. I am used to it now. I am really used to it, it doesn’t bother me. It’s good to hear good stuff instead of bad stuff but when you play football, you know yourself. It’s what your manager and team-mates want, the rest is just talk. It’s selling stuff I think’.
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