Can someone switch Graeme Souness off and on again.
If Groundhog Day was made into a TV show it would be Souness on Sky Sports criticising Paul Pogba, everyday, for the rest of your life.
Yes, Pogba was severely at fault for Chelsea’s first goal against United but Souness couldn’t wait to sink his teeth in.
The first analysis of the United game was of Pogba’s atrocious marking at the corner.
Cue 10 minutes of Souness waxing lyrical about his lack of awareness, poor technique and generally being a bad defender.
The biggest sticking point this time was about Pogba’s height having no impact on his ability to defend.
Having slammed his body positioning from the start saying Pogba was never in the race against Antonio Rudiger, Souness honed in on his target revealing that ‘you don’t need to be 6’4″ to be a good defender’.
“His starting position is just wrong, he has to be able to see the kicker and where his man is,” said Souness.
“This is not a difficult thing to fix by the way but he has to want to fix it.
“Get the starting position right and then talk about the rest.
“Unless you can see when the ball is going to be kicked and your player in the corner of your eye then this will happen every time.
“I think you’ve run out of patience with him, Joe Fagan would say I’ll tell you once, I’ll tell you twice, if you don’t get it you won’t be here very long.”
Souness did add the caveat that he thinks Pogba could be a ‘top top midfielder’.
You can’t say he’s not balanced.
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