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Paul Pogba slammed by Jamie Carragher for hitting back at Graeme Souness

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been accused of being disrespectful to Graeme Souness after hitting back over the Sky Sports pundit’s constant criticism of him.

Souness has routinely criticised Pogba ever since his money-spinning £89million move back to England in 2016, questioning the player’s attitude on and off the pitch after failing to live up to the billing.

Pogba riposted his critic by claiming he had no idea what Souness looked like.

Jamie Carragher (R) has accused Paul Pogba of being disrespectful to Graeme Souness (C)

Jamie Carragher (R) has accused Paul Pogba of being disrespectful to Graeme Souness (C)

Jamie Carragher (R) has accused Paul Pogba of being disrespectful to Graeme Souness (C) 

Pogba has claimed he still has no idea what Sky Sports pundit Souness looks like

Pogba has claimed he still has no idea what Sky Sports pundit Souness looks like

Pogba has claimed he still has no idea what Sky Sports pundit 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

SOUNESS’ PREVIOUS DIGS AT POGBA 

February 2018 – Souness compares Pogba’s style to a ‘schoolboy running around in the playground’

October 2018 – Souness blasts Pogba after mistake against Chelsea and says he needs to change his attitude

August 2019 – Souness thinks players in the Manchester United dressing room don’t want Pogba there 

March 2020 – Souness slams Pogba’s lengthy absence through injury and claims the midfielder doesn’t want to play for Manchester United  

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes the United midfielder’s comment was out of line.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Football Show on Tuesday, Carragher said: ‘We are quite critical of Paul Pogba, I think when you’re a player you have certainly got to be respectful, and at certain times take that criticism on the chin.

‘So, to come out and say that I’ve never heard of Graeme Souness really was below the belt.’

Souness was seen laughing when Carragher addressed Pogba’s jibe but issued a withering reply to the United player.

‘I’m happy with it. The oldest thing in football comes to mind – put your medals on the table’, he said on Sky Sports. 

Pogba had proven to be immune to criticism from Souness, and made headlines for his comments about the Sky Sports pundit, who lifted three European Cups and three league titles at Liverpool.

‘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.’ 

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

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

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

Souness claimed his actions showed he doesn’t want to play for United and he claimed he expected Pogba to make a return to full fitness shortly before the now postponed Euro 2020.

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 has struggled with injuries and has only made eight appearances for United all season. 

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

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