Rio Ferdinand Hits Back at Souness’ Criticism towards Paul Pogba

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Graeme Souness couldn’t give Paul Pogba any praise after his four assists on Saturday in Manchester United’s opening game against Leeds United. The former Manchester United and Leeds United defender Rio Ferdinand was quick to hit back on the former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness on his podcast.

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‘I don’t think Graeme Souness articulated it but I believe he thinks [about Pogba’s form]: Let’s not get out of our pram about this, let’s not go overboard, let me see this for the next three months, I want consistency,’

‘I think that’s where Souness’ mind is at with Paul Pogba. If we’re being honest, consistency is probably one of the factors that goes against Paul Pogba in his Man United career.’

‘When a man produces four assists on day one of the season, you’ve got to put your feelings to one side and say “you know what, well played”, Ferdinand continued.

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