Claude Makelele Explains How He Would Deal With Disrespectful Manchester United Midfielder Paul Pogba
Former Chelsea midfielder and one of the hardest men in football Claude Makelele has branded Paul Pogba’s dancing antics as disrespectful after Manchester United beat Bournemouth 4-1.
Pogba bagged a brace and put in another exceptional man of the match display as United kept up their winning run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But Makelele was not happy with the Frenchman’s dancing after goals, speaking on Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live.
He said: “One example is Thierry Henry. When he scored a goal before, everybody was like, 'F*****g hell, many goals, he's never happy.
"One day I tell Thierry, 'Why?'. He said, 'It's the way I celebrate my goal. I know people don't like this, but I'm like this. I can't change this.
"Pogba, he's like this, he can't change this. We accept this - it's Pogba.
“For me, it means sometimes you don't respect your opponent, you know?
"It's frustrating. I'm fronting Pogba. I want to tell him, 'Listen, do this in the dressing room, not now. It's frustrating. You win 4-0, you're dancing in front of me."
Makelele once kicked Ronaldinho for his showboating antics and claims he has done it to a few players in his career. He said:"I have a lot of history, not just Ronaldinho.
"It's football - sometimes you need to explain to the player in front of you, give a little bit of respect, also."
Pogba has been exceptional since Jose Mourinho left the club and his attitude has been questioned by several viewers and pundits alike. He certainly seems to be back to playing his best football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but his personality seems like it will always irritate some people.