Fowler tells Pogba to end war of words and learn from Souness

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler tells Paul Pogba to end war of words and find out about ‘one of the greatest midfielders’ Graeme Souness: ‘You might just end up becoming better for it’

  • Graeme Souness regularly criticised Paul Pogba’s Manchester United displays 
  • Frenchman replied that he didn’t even know who the former Liverpool star was
  • That ignited war of words with Souness saying, ‘put your medals on the table’ 
  • Now Robbie Fowler has waded in and thinks Pogba should learn from Souness 

Paul Pogba could improve as a player if he listened to the stinging criticism from Graeme Souness and found out more about him, according to Robbie Fowler. 

The former Liverpool striker weighed in on the war of words between his old manager and the Manchester United midfielder. 

He believes that the Frenchman, who previously claimed not to know who Souness is, should familiarise himself with the Scot who is ‘one of the greatest midfielders to ever play football’. 


Graeme Souness (left) and Paul Pogba (right) engaged in a war of words recently 

Robbie Fowler believes that Pogba could improve if he listened to Souness

Souness regularly used his punditry role on Sky Sports to pinpoint Pogba’s shortcomings. When the £89m man was asked about it, he said he did not know who Souness was. 

That prompted a response from the uncompromising ex-midfielder who said: ‘The oldest thing in football comes to mind – put your medals on the table.’

And Fowler thinks that Pogba would end up improving if he listened to Souness. 

He told the Mirror: ‘Graeme Souness is one of the greatest midfielders ever to play football so if anyone is qualified to talk about Paul Pogba and what the Frenchman needs to do to become a better player, then it’s Souey.’

He continued: ‘I was disappointed to hear the Manchester United midfielder slap down my former Liverpool boss by saying he doesn’t even know who the outspoken Scottish guy in the studio is. 

‘If he doesn’t then perhaps he should do a bit of background. He’d discover that this is a man who won five league titles and three European Cups with Liverpool. 

‘I know how it feels to be criticised in the media. It isn’t supposed to be personal, but it’s a rotten experience when someone is calling you out in front of millions of people. Like it or not, it comes with the territory of the game. I can assure Pogba that when Graeme is assessing his performances in the TV studio he will be doing it through cold, calculating eyes.’

‘My advice to Paul would be to listen to what he’s got to say and then ask yourself if he’s got a point. You might just end up becoming better for it.’ 

Pogba has been sidelined with injury for the majority of the campaign so far 

Before the coronavirus crisis suspended play, Pogba had hardly played for United this season due to a persistent ankle injury. 

His future at Old Trafford remains up in the air and the club have been at loggerheads with his agent Mino Raiola.

Pogba could yet move on in the summer with both Real Madrid holding a long-standing interest and Juventus also linked with a return for their former player.  




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