Merson, who has tipped Liverpool to win 3-1 on Monday, admitted he has been
disappointed with Pogba's contribution and would rather have Henderson in his
16 purecontrol red When asked who he'd pick, he said on Soccer
Saturday's Super 6 Facebook Live: "Today, Jordan Henderson.
soccer shoes "Over the next 10 years, I don't know – it probably
should be Pogba considering how much money they spent. Henderson has been as
good as anybody in the Premier League. Credit where credit is due, he's been
outstanding. Pogba has been struggling."
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Wayne Rooney has endured a miserable
few weeks for club and country as has found himself relegated to the
Rooney has not started for United since their 3-1 defeat to Watford on
September 18, but Merson believes the 30-year-old should start at Anfield in
order to take the pressure off Pogba.
"I would play Rooney in this game," he added. "Jesse Lingard has just played
two international football matches – that can be very draining. He's a young
lad. If you put Rooney in this game it would take a lot of pressure off
legend white "If Rooney's on the bench, then all eyes are on Pogba.
For all that money, he hasn't performed yet. He's been nowhere near any good. If
Manchester United lose, then he'll come in for some big criticism."
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with three straight wins under Jose Mourinho, but slumped to back-to-back
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13 points after seven matches and Merson hasn't been impressed with Mourinho's
start to life in Manchester.
"I'd give him 5/10 – it's been middle of the road," he added. "Last week
[against Stoke] Mourinho said it was the best they've played – but only for 20
"They should have been out of sight and won 7-0. But after they scored, they
didn't look like scoring. It fizzled out. They haven't been great. I still don't
think Mourinho knows what his best team is going to be."