Souness, in his role as Sky Sports Specialist, has often questioned Pogba’s attitude. But the French international, whose season has been limited to eight injury appearances, said he ignored the critics.
“I didn’t even know who he really was,” Pogba told the United podcast. “I heard that he was a great player and stuff like that. I know the face but [not] the name. Like I said, I’m not someone who watches a lot of [punditry], I watch a lot of football but I don’t stay after the game to hear what they say about why they did this or why they did that. I like to focus on football. “
Souness – who won three European Cups, five league titles and three League Cups during his time in Liverpool between 1978 and 1984 – responded to Pogba on Sky Sports News on Tuesday morning. “I am happy with that,” he said. “The oldest saying in football comes to mind:” Put your medals on the table. “I have a large table. “
Pogba, winner of the World Cup with France, has not played since Boxing Day after suffering a setback following a foot operation. The former Juventus midfielder has been linked to the removal of Old Trafford each time the transfer window is reopened and is often asked about his future, despite the long-term injury.
Pogba takes it all on the chin for now, but says he would like to meet the people who are so critical of him. “I guess I miss them, don’t I know?” I’m not someone who always watches Sky Sports News, “said Pogba.
“After the games, when I watch it again, I watch the game, not the comments. When you know football, you don’t need someone to tell you what’s going on. One day maybe I will meet them [the critics] and ask them because I really want to know why. I do my recovery, I can be somewhere else and I hear something but I just do my recovery.
“If they want to speak, they are allowed to speak, it is their job to speak. I’m used to it now. It does not bother me. It’s good to hear good things instead of bad, but when you play football, you know yourself. This is what your manager and your teammates want, the rest is just talking. “