Paul Pogba does not have a ‘basic’ understanding of his Manchester United role, claims Graeme Souness

Souness launches attack on Paul Pogba: He hasn't got a basic understanding of his position
Paul Pogba is considered Manchester United’s most influential player (Picture: Reuters)

Paul Pogba has no basic understanding of his position and will probably never learn, claims Graeme Souness.

The former Liverpool star launched an incredible attack on the Manchester United midfielder after his performance against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.

Souness has criticised Pogba in the past and has clearly not changed his position on the world’s third most expensive player.

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Pogba has inspired a return to goalscoring form for United since returning from injury and his chipped pass to Romelu Lukaku kicked off a comeback win against CSKA.

But, Souness was not impressed with the midfielder.

Paul pogba fights off a challenge with the ball at his feet
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‘When he is on the ball, there’s lots of things to admire,’ Souness said on TV3.

‘He’s powerful, he’s got good technique, he can wrong foot people, he can ping the ball.

‘Where I question him, whether he’ll ever be a top player, is his understanding of the game.

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Paul Pogba brings his hands together
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‘This isn’t me being an ex-Liverpool player caning a Man Utd player. I thought the same when he was a Juventus player.’

Pogba’s influential display against CSKA, coupled with a brilliant performance from Marcus Rashford, ensured United finished top of their Champions League group but Souness was far from impressed

He continued: ‘That is basic stuff you learn in the youth team.

Souness launches attack on Paul Pogba: He hasn't got a basic understanding of his position
(Picture: Getty)

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Souness launches attack on Paul Pogba: He hasn't got a basic understanding of his position
(Picture: Getty)

‘He’s 24 years old if he’s not got it now when is he gonna get it?

‘He hasn’t taken a big game by the scruff of the neck and dominated it.

‘He hasn’t got a basic understanding of his position, I can’t see that changing.’

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