Paul Merson has left some fans baffled after saying he’d rather pick Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson ahead of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, with the two teams scheduled to meet in the Premier League on Monday night.
The pundit was asked by Sky Sports which of the two he’d start in his midfield in the blockbuster fixture, if he could only pick one and he replied:
“Today, Jordan Henderson.
“Over the next 10 years, I don’t know – it probably should be Pogba considering how much money they spent. Henderson has been as good as anybody in the Premier League. Credit where credit is due, he’s been outstanding. Pogba has been struggling.”
Henderson is going through something of a purple patch at the moments, and even captained England earlier this week.
Conversely, Pogba has failed to live up to the hype of his world record £89 million price tag since re-joining United in the summer, having managed just one goal for the Red Devils so far this season.
But despite their respective form at the moment, Merson’s comments has left some supporters absolutely baffled:
LOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL PAUL MERSON SAID HENDO OVER POGBA IM DEAD
— Marlo (@ChunkzBD) October 14, 2016
A week after pogba scores a 30 yard screamer for country and Henderson flops a no look 10 yard pass, Paul Merson has the cheek to say that!!
— James Sheehan (@JamesSheehan19) October 14, 2016
Henderson over pogba,u knw Paul Merson is clueless
— ibrahim cham (@ibrahimcham) October 14, 2016
Paul Merson saying Henderson Is better than pogba??
— Joshua (@joshuanorman97) October 14, 2016
Paul Merson would rather Henderson over Pogba. Laughable ???
— Jason (@jasonagnew90) October 14, 2016
This is why English football has had it. Views like this ???Merse: Henderson over Pogbahttps://t.co/drF8Ad0pS3
— Bulldog Cricket Ltd (@BulldogCricket) October 14, 2016
Has that idiot Paul Merson really said he would rather have Henderson than Pogba, think Merson needs to lay off the drink and get a life
— Fiona May (@fionamay4471) October 14, 2016
"I'd rather have Jordan Henderson than Paul Pogba."
Paul Merson, 2016.
— Woody. (@SiWood86) October 14, 2016
Paul Merson has declared Jordan Henderson a better player than Paul Pogba, Jesus wept, somebody sack the bloke.
— Lloyd. (@LloydTellis) October 14, 2016
Has Paul Merson really said he'd have Jordan Henderson over Paul Pogba..? He gets paid to write this drivel #StealingALiving
— Danny Shore (@DLShore310) October 14, 2016
Paul merson saying he would have henderson over pogba and he would play rooney ? speechless
— Scott MUFC1 (@Mufc1Scott) October 14, 2016
What do you think? Is there any way that anybody could form a defence of Merson and his comments? Is Henderson a better player than Pogba just now?
Let us know in the comments section below…
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