“That could have been a leg breaker” – Graeme Souness slams Man Utd player for tackle against Wolves

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Graeme Souness believes Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba should have been penalised for a challenge on Wolves’ Ruben Neves during Sunday’s victory over Wolves.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Souness said: “That could have been a leg breaker. He’s not blindsided by anything. I was guilty of some daft things, some cruel things and nasty things.

“That is a classic case of if I’m looking to do someone, I’m going just above the ball. I’m not saying Pogba meant to do it but that’s how it ended up looking.

“He’s nowhere near the ball. How does that referee not deem that a foul? It’s more than worrying, it’s alarming when a senior referee does not deem that as a foul.”

He added: “It’s a foul. Pogba doesn’t make any contact with the ball. We’ll see the contact with the shin guard. He doesn’t make any contact with the ball so how is it not a foul?

“Watch how high Pogba’s foot is. I just don’t see how he doesn’t see it. They got away with one and of course that led to the goal. United got away with one today.

“The referee is there to referee the game, he’s not blindsided by it. Whether Neves goes down or not. That is a leg breaker! Look how close he is. That is a dangerous challenge.

“He has gone down, he’s looked at him. The question is as a referee, I can see it clearly. That referee has deemed that not a foul. That is impossible for anyone who doesn’t know anything about football is impossible. He’s two yards away.”

1 Comment on "“That could have been a leg breaker” – Graeme Souness slams Man Utd player for tackle against Wolves"

  1. David Millican | August 30, 2021 at 10:58 am | Reply

    Pogba’s foot tweaked the shin pad. Gross exaggeration to call it a leg breaker. Maybe Souness,a booter in his day when playing, just can’t take the fact that players like Pogba can tackle and have supreme skills to create with the ball.

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