Souness picks out Man Utd man that is setting ‘bad example’

Joe Williams
Paul Pogba Manchester United

Paul Pogba is setting a bad example for his Manchester United team-mates in midfield, according to Graeme Souness.

The Red Devils have made a disappointing start to the Premier League season so far with only two wins from their opening six matches.

And former Liverpool midfielder Souness thinks that it’s their midfield that is the problem with Pogba failing to set the tone.

United’s midfield are too easy to play against,” Souness wrote in his Sunday Times column.

“Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and co should have been sprinting out to put West Ham’s midfielders under pressure.

“If you’re a defender with that in front of you and the opposition have time to pick a pass, you’re going to be in trouble and that’s where United find themselves.

“When I played in midfield, I had one thought: ‘I’m going to stop the guy I’m playing against today, then develop my own game from there.’

“In contrast, Pogba’s first thought is to show everybody how clever and cute he can be.

“If that’s the example your main man in midfield is setting, you’re too easy to play against, and until they fix it, United’s back five will be fire-fighting.

“They can spend massively on [Harry] Maguire, give Victor Lindelof a new five-year deal, [David] De Gea four more lucrative years and sign [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka for £50m and it will all be money down the drain.”