Ex-Man Utd star Paul Ince slams Graeme Souness for 'slaughtering' Paul Pogba and says French ace is same as Harry Kane08/18/2021
PAUL INCE has become the latest Manchester United figure slamming Graeme Souness for his criticism of Paul Pogba.
The French midfielder was at the centre of a feud on Sky Sports after the Red Devils' win over Leeds on Saturday.
Pundits Souness, 68, and Micah Richards, 33, clashed over Pogba's performance and his agitations towards a transfer.
Former Liverpool and Scotland star Souness outlined his belief that the United ace had put in what was 'expected' of him with four assists against Leeds.
But Ince, 53, has blamed the ex-manager for 'slaughtering' the player and likened the scenario to Harry Kane's at Tottenham.
Ince told The United Stand, via the Star: "It’s a new season, a new start, it’s a new Manchester United.
"[Pogba] was outstanding. Just leave it at that.
"We don’t need Graeme Souness to start trying to slaughter Pogba when he’s been outstanding. I don’t get it.
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"Pogba only thought about leaving because he didn’t see Man United competing with the top sides.
"That’s understandable, it’s like Harry Kane at Tottenham. Kane wants to leave because he wants to win trophies."
Kane is pushing for a move away from Spurs, with Manchester City out to sign the £150million striker.
While Pogba, out of contract at the end of the season, made headlines after agent Mino Raiola claimed the star wanted out of United.
Ince has not been the only pundit questioning Souness' treatment of Pogba.
Fellow former Red Devil Rio Ferdinand insisted that his performance on Saturday must be praised – having attempted to explain the Scot's view.
Ferdinand said: "I don't think Graeme Souness articulated it but I believe he thinks, 'Let's not get out of our pram about this, let's not go overboard, let me see this for the next three months, I want consistency'.
"I think that's where Souness' mind is at with Paul Pogba.
"If we're being honest, consistency is probably one of the factors that goes against Paul Pogba in his Man United career.
"When a man produces four assists on day one of the season, you've got to put your feelings to one side and say, ‘You know what, well played’ because it doesn't happen often."
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