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Graeme Souness labels Paul Pogba as a 'bit of a YouTuber' despite the Manchester United star playing just 19 minutes against Basle... 'I want to see him do what Marouane Fellaini does'

  • Paul Pogba played 19 minutes against Basle before coming off with an injury
  • Graeme Souness criticised Pogba during one passage of play on Tuesday night
  • Souness called Pogba a 'bit of a YouTuber' during coverage of the Basle match 

Graeme Souness has launched a bizarre attack on Paul Pogba following his brief appearance against Basle on Tuesday, calling the midfielder a 'bit of a YouTuber'.

Pogba played just 19 minutes in Manchester United's return to Champions League action before coming off with a suspected hamstring injury.

But the cameo was enough to prompt criticism from former Liverpool man Souness, who slammed Pogba for one particular passage of play while on punditry duty for Irish channel TV3.

Graeme Souness criticised Paul Pogba despite the midfielder playing for just 19 minutes 

Graeme Souness criticised Paul Pogba despite the midfielder playing for just 19 minutes 

Souness referred to Pogba 'a bit of a YouTuber' and said he wanted 'to see him do what Marouane Fellaini does' – the Belgian scored after coming on in place of the injured Frenchman.

He also criticised Pogba for not having won much in his career, despite four Serie A titles, two Copa Italias, one EFL Cup and one Europa League to the 24-year-old's name. 

Souness' remarks are the second time in the past week that Pogba has attracted criticism from pundits, following Garth Crook's strange comments on Monday. 

'I also want to discuss Pogba's new hairstyle, which features a red streak' Crooks told BBC Sport in reaction to United's 2-2 draw with Stoke.

Pogba was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening

Pogba was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening

Graeme Souness launched the bizarre attack on Pogba while on punditry duty for TV3

Graeme Souness launched the bizarre attack on Pogba while on punditry duty for TV3

'I only mention it because he clearly wants to bring it to our attention. There is so much for the midfielder to do at United and he still insists on behaving like an adolescent.

'Granted, a hairstyle is not going to determine how well he can control a ball or make a pass, but it does say something about where his mind is at the moment. 

'If you are going to attract attention to yourself on a football pitch do it with goals and performances, not cheap gimmicks and marketing tricks'.

Pogba captained United before the injury brought his night to a premature end, United ran out 3-0 winners against Basle thanks to goals from Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

Jose Mourinho confirmed Pogba had suffered what he described as a muscular injury and speculated that the midfielder would be sidelined for 'a few weeks'. 

Souness suggested Pogba be more like team-mate Marouane Fellaini - who scored the opener

Souness suggested Pogba be more like team-mate Marouane Fellaini – who scored the opener

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