Roy Keane savaged Paul Pogba ahead of the Manchester derby, and the United midfielder has now responded to his criticism.
Keane was in the Sky Sports studio for Manchester United vs. Manchester City, and he didn’t hold back when giving his views about Pogba.
“I wouldn’t believe a word he says,” the Irishman said in response to Pogba calling his side’s humiliating defeat to Everton as ‘disrespectful’.
“There’s no meaning, no meaning behind it. I don’t even think he believed what he was saying there. He is a big problem, no doubt about it.
“You’ve got to run back when you’re defending. He said it got a bit heated after the game against Everton; I heard they were actually throwing their hair gel at each other,” he added.
Pogba has since hit back at Keane and his critics.
“Criticism from British pundits? No worries,” he said following United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. “They are paid to say things in front of the camera.
“I’m just on the pitch. They can say what they want, they are paid for it. I’m not paid to talk. I get paid to be on the field and fight for my team. That’s all.”
The 26-year-old continues to be subject to intense criticism with his United future up in the air. He remains heavily linked with a big money move away from Old Trafford.
Real Madrid are reportedly confident of snapping him up in the summer.
Meanwhile, the World Cup winner has enjoyed a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He’s bagged 13 Premier League goals and recorded nine assists this season as he was named in the PFA Team of the Year.
But he’s failed to influence United in recent fixtures with the Reds destined to finish outside of the top-four.