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Graeme Souness: ‘Paul Pogba lacks basic understanding’

Graeme Souness has criticised Paul Pogba for his ‘lack of basic understanding’ when it comes to operating in midfield.


“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,” Souness told TV3.

“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.”