Pogba is ridiculous, Scott McTominay says in his defence

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has hit back at the critics of teammate, Paul Pogba, saying they don’t know him for who he really is.

The Frenchman has been heavily maligned by some fans for failing to live up to expectations despite costing United a whopping £89 million.

The criticisms appear to have reached a new level this season, following Pogba’s poor form of late, but Scott believes his critics simply don’t understand him enough.

Speaking to Pro Direct Soccer recently, he said, “I remember watching Pogba when he was at Juventus and I was in the reserves at United, and I was like ‘this guy is ridiculous’. People don’t know him for who he is, and he’s very misunderstood.

“Obviously he [Pogba] can have a bad game, everyone can have a bad game, but because it’s Paul Pogba it’s magnified to a different level. Whenever he plays well, he’s up there with the very best. Top class.”

Meanwhile, Pogba and McTominay remain sidelined with injury, as confirmed by Olé Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday. But United have coped well without the Frenchman, and we hope Sunday’s game against Southampton isn’t any different.