Sky pundit's surprising view on Jordan Henderson v Paul Pogba has got a lot of people talking
Published 15/10/2016 | 12:09
Would you rather have Paul Pogba or Jordan Henderson in your team right now?
The Frenchman became football's world record signing when Man United brought him back to Juventus last summer, and has struggled for the Red Devils at times this season, while Henderson has given a number of impressive performances in a resurgent Liverpool side.
Paul Merson has read a lot into those earlier season displays, with the Sky pundit claiming that he would take the Liverpool captain over Pogba if he had to choose today.
"Today, Jordan Henderson," Merson told Soccer Saturday.
"Over the next 10 years, I don't know - it probably should be Pogba considering how much money they spent. Henderson has been as good as anybody in the Premier League. Credit where credit is due, he's been outstanding. Pogba has been struggling."
Many fans took to Twitter to express their surprise at Merson's opinion given that Pogba is widely recognised as one of football's best midfielders.
"I'd rather have Jordan Henderson than Paul Pogba."— Woody. (@SiWood86) October 14, 2016
Paul Merson, 2016.
I rate Paul Merson. Great lad. But totally disagree with him here.... https://t.co/EdO7wNht7n— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) October 14, 2016
Has that idiot Paul Merson really said he would rather have Henderson than Pogba, think Merson needs to lay off the drink and get a life— Fiona May (@fionamay4471) October 14, 2016
Paul Merson " I would choose Jordan Henderson over Paul Pogba" pic.twitter.com/gJ0kYq68tD— Antoine Chaccour (@agchaccour) October 14, 2016
A week after pogba scores a 30 yard screamer for country and Henderson flops a no look 10 yard pass, Paul Merson has the cheek to say that!!— James Sheehan (@JamesSheehan19) October 14, 2016