Forrmer Everton sporting director slams Lukaku and Pogba

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Wednesday, 20 November

Former Everton sporting director Steven Walsh has slammed Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba for being more individualistic than about the team.

Walsh working for the toffees in the period under which Lukaku was at Everton before being sacked in May 2018, with Marcel Brands taking on the director of the football role revealed that the Belgium was more individualistic and needed to get him on your side.

Walsh told The Athletic: “When Jose [Mourinho] signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton, I remember saying to him, ‘You have to be careful with Lukaku. He is a big baby, you know’.

“He said he could handle him. I don’t think he really got Lukaku on-side mentally, which you have to do.

“That is the case with him and Paul Pogba. They aren’t my type of players. They are more about themselves than the team. I wouldn’t have touched them. Because they are good players doesn’t mean you are going to get a good team out of it.”

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