The French midfielder has a new look for Wednesday night’s game (Picture: Getty)Manchester United star Paul Pogba will need to perform against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night if he is to avoid the scorn of Graeme Souness & Co. after debuting a new hairstyle.
The French midfielder has gone for relatively dull hairstyles in the weeks and months since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho – something that was picked up on by Eric Cantona recently.
But Pogba unveiled a bold new blonde look as he got off the team bus ahead of Wednesday’s game at Selhurst Park.
Pogba will need to marshal a young and injury-hit United team against Palace (Picture: Rex)Souness, and others in the media, have criticised Pogba for spending more time on his hair than his football, while Cantona suggested his recent form was linked to his reduced trips to the barbers.
‘Since Ole has arrived, he hasn’t changed his haircut. Maybe he made Pogba understand that the priority is to play football,’ the former United striker told Paddy Power.
‘First you have to be good on the pitch, and then you can do something else. If you lose your concentration because you’re thinking more about your haircut than your football, that’s not good.
‘People love players because they are good or not, they either love them or not, because of what they do on the pitch.
Marcus Rashford has made Man Utd’s squad, but is only fit enough for the bench (Picture: Getty)‘If after they score goals and win things, they can change their haircut — that’s not a problem. But first, concentration: think about winning and football.’
Pogba starts once again against Palace in a midfield three alongside Fred and Scott McTominay, though Marcus Rashford is only fit enough for a place on the bench.
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