‘Let’s do it!! As long as I can bring Pogba as a +1’: Jack Grealish AGREES to a night out with Sportsmail’s Graeme Souness… but cheekily suggests Man United flop comes along too, with both players having felt the Scot’s wrath
- Manchester City’s Jack Grealish has agreed to a drink with Graeme Souness
- The England star wants former Man United player Paul Pogba as his plus one
- Both Grealish and Pogba have been criticised by the pundit in recent times
- Souness, 69, said that the best players have to learn to accept the negativity
Jack Grealish has given Graeme Souness the green light after being invited on a night out by the former Liverpool captain – but only if he can bring Paul Pogba along.
Souness has taken aim at Grealish on several occasions in recent weeks, insisting in his latest Sportsmail column that the Man City winger should learn to live with negative comments.
When discussing the criticism on talkSPORT, the 69-year-old jokingly said: ‘I’d love a night out with Jack! I’m not sure I could stay with him, but I’d enjoy a night out with him’.
Graeme Souness (R) has been jokingly taken up on his drink offer to Jack Grealish (L)
It didn’t take long for Grealish to accept Souness’ invitation, but he couldn’t resist poking fun at his biggest critic by calling for Pogba – who has also drawn scrutiny from Souness on frequent occasions in the past – to accompany them.
Along with two laughing emojis, the England international replied to talkSPORT’s clip on Twitter and said: ‘let’s do it!! As long as I can bring Pogba as a +1’.
It follows an ongoing dispute between the pair, with Souness claiming Grealish has not improved since his £100million switch from Aston Villa last summer.
The 27-year-old scored his first goal of the season last weekend against Wolves, after only netting three league goals in his first season for the Citizens.
Grealish and Paul Pogba were previousl opponents – and now the England ace wants him as a plus one
Souness had said he was ‘not a quick learner’, which led the player to respond: ‘I don’t know what his problem is with me. He always says stuff about me.
‘I try not to read a lot of it. It is difficult when he’s on Sky Sports and it’s everywhere around the training ground at times. He was obviously a great player and won a lot but I don’t know what it is with what he says about me or what problem he’s got.’
Souness, who has spent five decades in football, insists he has no ‘vendetta’ against Grealish or Pogba, whom he also criticised during his spell at Manchester United.
On the now-Juventus star, he said: ‘When I was having a go at Paul Pogba, it was because it was Man United and I think I was the first one to call Pogba out as being an average player in our league. I think I was proved 100 per cent right at the end of the day.’
France midfielder Pogba, 29, currently plays for Serie A side Juve after his contract at Old Trafford came to an end in the summer.
Grealish is currently on England duty, before he returns to potentially take part in the Manchester derby on October 2.
Grealish’s next game for City is the Manchester derby – the first since Pogba joined Juventus