After winning countless trophies with United’s bitter rivals Liverpool – including three European Cups – Souness has never exactly been flavour of the month at Old Trafford, but his latest comments on Pogba really haven’t gone down well.
Pogba has been in brilliant form for United this season but Souness is having none of it, and even questioned the Frenchman’s basic understanding of being able to play in central midfield.
Speaking on TV3 during United’s 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow last night, via the Daily Mail, Souness 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. 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.”
Of course, United fans have been replying to Souness today on social media and you can probably imagine their tone:
Graeme Souness once signed a player because someone pretending to be George Weah phoned him and told him he was his cousin. I wouldn't worry too much about his thoughts on Paul Pogba.
— John Ashton (@thedoveman1982) December 6, 2017
"When was the last time Paul Pogba grabbed a big game by the scruff" Three fuckin days ago Souness you massive nonce.
— Rob?? (@rob_bie17) December 5, 2017
Souness using clips from a game where Pogba was playing as a 10 to show how often he's out of position as a cm says all you need to know about his ability as a commentator
— jb8521 (@jb_8521) December 5, 2017
Graeme Souness: 'Pogba doesn't understand the basics of the game.'
Neil Lennon: 'Pogba isn't worth £100M. Ill disciplined.'
Garth Crooks: 'Pogba cares more about dancing and his hair.'
If you don't understand Pogba, then football probably isn't for you anymore. Try chess lads.
— Drawty Devil (@DrawtyDevil) December 6, 2017
Graeme Souness saying Pogba's 4 goals and 7 assists in 10 games is disgraceful for a United player, he actually can fuck right off , If Messi played for United and scored 40+ a season, Souness would find something to give out about, talk about bitter #TV3
— Eoghan McGovern (@SuperEMcG) December 5, 2017
TV3 is cringeworthy. Grame Souness and Neil Lennon trying to claim Pogba isn't that good.
The agenda Souness has against him is embarassing
— Stephen Fox (@StephenFox92) December 5, 2017
Graeme Souness saying the games Pogba was out injured for should be included in his stats is one of the best yet ??
— Eoin Cleary (@clearEO) December 5, 2017
I regret to inform you Graeme Souness is at it again on TV3, roaring nonsense about Paul Pogba
— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) December 5, 2017
Souness is actually very racist
— MH (@dyballocks) December 5, 2017
Never forget Souness called Modric a 5 a side player the night they won the CL in 2014
— MH (@dyballocks) December 6, 2017
Souness is the type of guy who’d prefer his club to sign Henderson over Pogba as he offers more defensive protection https://t.co/CMZweoGrwg
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) December 6, 2017
Souness won matches by abusing the non back pass rule. Prick.
— Charlie (@Charlanardo) December 6, 2017
Souness has never been a big fan of Pogba, so this is expected. https://t.co/p20klATbMW
— Killa Kam (@Cams_01) December 6, 2017
What do you think of Souness’s comments on Pogba, and the reaction from supporters?