Dean Saunders has blasted Manchester United star Paul Pogba for his recent ‘showboating’ celebrations, telling talkSPORT: “The top players don’t do that”.
Pogba has looked a different player in his last few games for United since the departure of manager Jose Mourinho.
The World Cup winner appears to have been given a newfound freedom to attack under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it has made a huge difference to his performance levels, and in-turn United’s results.
Pogba has registered four goals and three assists in three games since Solskjaer took over, and was named man-of-the-match in victories over Huddersfield and Bournemouth.
But the Frenchman has come under fire for from Dean Saunders for his celebrations and showboating on the ball during United’s rapid return to form.
Speaking on the New Year’s Day Sports Breakfast, he said: “I don’t want to be a killjoy, but he’s going about it the wrong way for me.
“There’s celebrating and there’s celebrating.
“Top players don’t do that. Top players do not showboat.
“The coaching staff have had to tell him to stop showboating.
“At top clubs, if you’re 3-0 up, you make it 5-0, you do not start showboating.
“For me, it just sticks in my throat a little bit.
“Did he give everything under Mourinho? Has he given everything for Manchester United? For me, the answer is no.”
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