Souness slams Pogba, would rather have Milner

source: football365

Former Liverpool player Graeme Souness claims he would have James Milner in his side over Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba “every day of the week”.

There have been questions in the early stages of the new season over Pogba‘s relationship with Mourinho but the France international thanked his coach in midweek.

Pogba produced a brilliant performance as he scored two goals in United’s 3-0 victory over Young Boys in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

“With him, he needs to sit down and look at himself if he wants to get where he wants to be,” Souness told Paddy Power.

“I’m a bit like I’d imagine Mourinho is, where you see someone who’s got so much talent, but not making the most of it.

“There’s a player in there, but I don’t think he’s getting the most out of himself. It’s criminal. I think he has to change.

“The guy who works with him every day is not seeing eye-to-eye with him, so he’s not happy with him.

“I imagine he’d see it exactly the same way that I would: you’ve got a young man who’s got the potential to be the very best of his type in the game, but right now it’s not happening for him.”

And Souness was asked whether he would prefer to have Pogba in his team or Milner, with the Scotsman not hesitating in his reply.

“It isn’t even a question. Milner, every day of the week. He’s a proper player. Who would I rather play against? Paul Pogba,” Souness added.

“I don’t want to play against Milner. But, with Pogba, it’s all about him and his game. He’s not going to stop me, he lets you play, and that’s one of the criticisms.”

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