Former Manchester United player, Paul Parker has launched a blistering Manchester derby attack on Paul Pogba claiming his obsession with haircuts has made him a football joke. Parker reckons Pogba’s not in the same league as Manchester City rival Kevin de Bruyne who does his talking with a football – not his hair.
Parker’s brutal put-down of Manchester United ‘s £89million midfielder come just three days before the derby at The Etihad where a win over their cross-town rivals will clinch the Premier League title for Pep Guardiola’s super-charged City stars.
And Parker didn’t hold back when assessing why Belgian star de Bruyne is the midfield king of Manchester.
“The difference between Pogba and De Bruyne could end up a nineteen point gap by Saturday night. “We’re talking about potential up against class. There are good players but to become a great player you have to do it consistently week in and week out and that’s what de Bruyne does.
“Can Pogba become the player he wants to be? He can but his priority has got to be his football – that should stick out more than his hair” said Parker speaking exclusively to 888sport. “It’s fine to have all the haircuts and emojis and whatever but to earn all that go and do your talking on the pitch week in, week out.
“Everybody knows he can do it because everybody saw him at Juventus. He was fantastic in that style of play and the players around him helped him.
“So he needs help and his first priority when he’s asked what he wants to be and replies that he wants to be the best player in this team is to say ‘well forget your hairdresser for a while’.
“Just go out there and become a player first then you can do what you want with your hair because people won’t notice anyway because they’ll only see the player.
“De Bruyne doesn’t do anything with his hair and he doesn’t have an emoji: he’s playing football and when you talk about the best five players in the world you’ll mention Messi, Ronaldo, Salah and De Bruyne.
“When you mention Pogba people will have a little bit of a laugh then talk about his hair and the problems he has with Mourinho. That’s not really what he should be known for when you cost £89m.”