By Alex Taylor
Former Liverpool striker Dirt Kuyt has revealed how Paul Pogba was screaming at his Manchester United colleagues during their 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord on Thursday.
The France international joined United from Juventus this summer for a world-record transfer fee of £89million.
The 23-year-old is yet to score or provide an assist in his first four matches under Jose Mourinho this season and was heavily criticised by Sky pundit Jamie Carragher earlier this week for this lack of positional discipline.
Kuyt, 36, played for the Dutch outfit in their Europa League triumph over United on Thursday and described Pogba’s meltdown during the match.
“All I heard during the first half against United was Pogba screaming and shouting at his own players,” Kuyt told The Mirror. “When it was half-time, he was shouting at them all even louder. He was screaming at them, about the things which were not going right for the team.”
Pogba was slated for his performance Holland, with many pundits describing it as his worst in a red shirt since his return to Old Trafford in August.
The 6ft 3in central-midfielder has developed a reputation as a powerful, forward-thinking player, who is a strong leader on the pitch.
The loss to Feyenoord came after United’s crushing 2-1 defeat to local rivals Manchester City eight days ago.
Mourinho will be hoping for a swift change of fortunes in their upcoming fixtures against Watford, Leicester and Stoke in the Premier League.