Souness says Greenwood 'was the star of the show' and not Pogba

Graeme Souness claims ‘sensational’ Mason Greenwood – NOT Paul Pogba – was the ‘star of the show’ in Manchester United’s win over Leeds as Liverpool legend insists four-assist performance should be ‘expected’ given his price-tag

  • Manchester United beat Leeds 5-1 in their season opener on Saturday
  • Mason Greenwood netted while Paul Pogba had a hand in four of the goals
  • Graeme Souness thought Greenwood was the standout player on the afternoon

Graeme Souness believes Mason Greewnood was the star man in Manchester United’s brilliant victory over Leeds and not Paul Pogba, who recorded four assists at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils began their season with a convincing win against their old rivals  with Greenwood’s strike accompanied by hat-trick from Bruno Fernandes and a goal from Fred.

Pogba had a hand in all but one of the goals but Souness thinks Greenwood was the standout player. 

Graeme Souness says Mason Greenwood was the star man against Leeds on Saturday

‘We expect that from a £100 million player’: He responded when fellow pundit Micah Richards pointed out the Frenchman’s four assists. 

For me the star of the show was Greenwood, for a young man that’s sensational. That boy is a finisher and he’s going to be a top player. 

Speaking about United’s title chance Souness added: ‘I think you have to include United.

Greenwood (left) got on the scoresheet but Pogba had a hand in four of the goals 

‘I feel excitement this time around is greater than normal. Chelsea, Liverpool and City are in contention.’ 

Last season, Pogba finally responded to Souness’ constant criticism by saying: ‘I didn’t even know who [Souness] was. I heard he was a great player and stuff like that. I don’t know the face but the name [I do].

‘Like I said I’m not someone that watches a lot of [punditry], I watch a lot of football but I don’t stay after the game to listen to what they say about ‘Why they did this’ or ‘why they did that’.

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