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Paul Pogba claims he STILL doesn’t recognise Sky pundit Graeme Souness

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has claimed he still doesn’t know who Graeme Souness is, despite the former Liverpool midfielder and Sky Sports pundit being one of his fiercest critics.

Pogba’s lack of form since he returned to Manchester United in 2016 has proven to be a regular talking point on the Sky Sports punditry panel with Souness frequently condemning his on and off-field behaviour.

But the Frenchman has proven to be immune to criticism from Souness, insisting he still has no idea what the Scot looks like after four years back in England.

Paul Pogba insists he still has no idea what Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness looks like

Paul Pogba insists he still has no idea what Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness looks like

Paul Pogba insists he still has no idea what Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness looks like

The Liverpool legend has been a regular critic of Pogba since his return to Manchester United

The Liverpool legend has been a regular critic of Pogba since his return to Manchester United

The Liverpool legend has been a regular critic of Pogba since his return to Manchester United

‘I didn’t even know who [Souness] was,’ Pogba said to UTD Podcast.

‘I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. I don’t know the face but the name [I do].

‘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.’

One of Souness’ most recent jabs at Pogba came in March when the Frenchman was filmed dancing at his brother’s wedding while out injured.

Souness claimed his actions showed he doesn’t want to play for United and he expected Pogba to make a return to full fitness shortly before the now postponed European Championships.

He told his fellow pundits while on Sky Sports: ‘It’s just the cynic in me, I’m thinking Paul Pogba… I see him dancing at a wedding, I see him shooting hoops, and the cynic in me thinks he doesn’t want to be at United. How can you not want to play for Man United, if that’s the case?’ 

Pogba's underwhelming form since he returned to the club has been a huge subject of debate

Pogba's underwhelming form since he returned to the club has been a huge subject of debate

Pogba’s underwhelming form since he returned to the club has been a huge subject of debate

Souness hit out at Pogba for dancing at his brother's wedding, despite being out injured

Souness hit out at Pogba for dancing at his brother's wedding, despite being out injured

Souness hit out at Pogba for dancing at his brother’s wedding, despite being out injured

The barbs from Souness started when Souness first rejoined United. He led the charge when it came to the criticism, insisting that United ‘had their trousers taken down paying £100m’ for him.

Souness said in May 2017: ‘United have to pay a premium. For United, stick 25 per cent on the price.

‘Because it’s Man United and they have the money. In my opinion, they had their trousers taken down paying £100million.

‘I’m yet to be convinced by that. He may be a player one day but right now as we sit here after one year in our football, I’m still waiting to be convinced.’

Late in 2017, Souness doubled down on his efforts to single Pogba out, claiming the Frenchman didn’t have ‘a basic understanding of his position’.

While he did initially praise Pogba for what skills he did possess, Souness couldn’t help but stick the knife in. He said: ‘When he is on the ball, there’s lots of things to admire. He’s powerful, he’s got good technique, he can wrong foot people, he can ping the ball.

‘This isn’t me being an ex-Liverpool player caning a Man United player. I thought the same when he was a Juventus player. That is basic stuff you learn in the youth team. 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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