Sunday 4 December 2016

Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry agree that Paul Pogba is being played out of position at Man United

David Smith

Published 17/10/2016 | 11:59

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness doesn't think Paul Pogba has a great understanding of football.

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Jose Mourinho coughed up €100 million for the French midfielder, but Pogba has struggled for consistency so far in the Premier League.

The 22 year old has managed just one goal - and no assists - so far this season, and appears uncomfortable sitting in front of the back four alongside Marouane Fellaini.

Speaking ahead of Manchester United's trip to Anfield tonight, Souness described Pogba as an "off the cuff" footballer.

"He looks like a wonderful athlete who could do box-to-box for the full 90 minutes and not drop, but I don’t think he’s got a great understanding of the game," he told Sky Sports.

"I think he’s an off-the-cuff footballer, he might be a £100m man but now he is struggling to find his best position and best form in a team that is exactly the same.

"I don’t think Jose has worked out his best starting XI and the best way of playing. When that settles I expect him to get it right."

The pundit also questioned United's decision to sign Pogba at the time, claiming : "I have never seem him get hold of a game and dominate a game."

Thierry Henry agreed with Souness, and revealed that Pogba himself doesn't know his best attributes.

"He can get by the way he plays in every position, but when I went to see him I asked ‘what do you do very well?’ and he said he didn’t know," Henry revealed.

"I think he has the quality to become one of the best. He is going to need to find what he is good at."

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