Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has come out to defend club midfielder, Paul Pogba against Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness,
Rio believes Souness has been targetting the Frenchman unfairly for a long time now and that has to stop as soon as possible.
According to him, the fact that Pogba has not even played enough football this season yet pundits keep getting his name involved in football conversations is understandable.
He added that Souness should not try to compare his trophies with the Frenchman because no one can argue with a World Cup medal.
His words, “He hasn’t even played football this year! I don’t know how his name is in people’s mouths, he hasn’t even played football.
“I don’t understand it, like why are you chatting about Paul Pogba? He hasn’t played really this season so he shouldn’t be in the conversation.
“I don’t understand. Yeah, he’s a great player, huge profile, I understand all that. But he’s being judged or made the villain in this season which he’s played really no part in, so I don’t get it.
“Obviously Graeme Souness made a statement about putting your medals on the table. Boy, listen, my man’s got a World Cup winners’ medal. Like, it’s hard to chat to someone when they’ve got a World Cup.
“He won four Scudetti in Italy or something. He’s won stuff. Listen, Graeme Souness was a great player and he’s won a lot of stuff.
“Listen, my generation, and even worse for Graeme Souness and all the guys in that generation, they’ve got to understand that these guys don’t look at them sometimes. They don’t know who they are.
“For Paul Pogba to say he doesn’t know who he is, or wouldn’t know him as a footballer, I believe that. It’s not disrespectful, he doesn’t know him!
“As great a player as Souness was – he was a top player, one of the best, if you’re talking about the best British midfielders we’ve ever produced, he’s in the conversation – but Paul Pogba doesn’t know him.
“Simple as that. And that’s just a difference of generations. So I don’t think it’s disrespectful.
“Listen, if I was Paul Pogba I would have said the same thing, but I would have been saying it from a disrespectful standpoint, because I’d be saying, ‘You’ve been disrespecting me this whole time and I’ve not kicked a ball! Why are you talking about me for?'”