Souness Praises Pogba, Stuns Fans And Fellow Pundits Alike

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Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford to move to eighth in the Premier League standings.

Jose Mourinho’s side saw Frenchmen Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial score, before Everton pulled one back. But credit to United for holding on and sealing three points.

Pogba was instrumental in United’s win, but also the culprit for the goal conceded after losing possession.

Meanwhile, at Sky Sports, in their match programme, television pundit Graeme Souness was seen surprisingly praising the star midfielder. The former Liverpool man has always been known as someone who has been overly critical of the France international.

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He has always repeatedly launched scathing attacks on the former Juventus man, having also recently suggested that Pogba “only plays for himself,” and that he “treats football as a bit of a joke.”

On Sunday, Souness was present at the match programme for the clash between United and Everton, where he surprisingly had a sudden change of heart for the 25-year-old, shocking his fellow pundits in the process.

Souness stated: “Pogba’s been really good. I think he’s moved the ball quickly, he’s been uncomplicated, he made the pass to Martial to get the penalty. He’s been really good today – if he could do that week-in, week-out, then we’d be talking about him as a proper player.”

The pundit also felt that the penalty earned by United was a wrong call by the referee, as he added: “That’s not a penalty. I played a long time, that’s never a penalty. I don’t care (if an ex referee says it’s a penalty). I played the game.”