Ex-Man City star slams Neville, Souness for using double standard over Kane and Pogba's cases

Ex-Man City star slams Neville, Souness for using double standard over Kane and Pogba's cases

  • Harry Kane is yet to rejoin Tottenham Hotspur teammates despite the Premier League kicking off over the weekend
  • Heung-min Son's lone strike saw Spurs triumphed over champions Manchester City on Sunday, August 15
  • Micah Richards however believes that Harry Kane cannot be seen as a saint while Pogba is characterised as a devil while both are opting to leave their clubs

Ex-Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes Harry Kane must be given the same treatment as Paul Pogba after the England striker decided not to rejoin his Tottenham teammates.

Spurs got their 2021-22 campaign off to a flying start under new boss Nuno Santos Espirito as Heung-min Son fired them to a 1-0 win over Premier League champions last weekend.

His absence has however continued to question the forward's professionalism despite having a deal with the North Londoners until the summer of 2024.

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Ex-Man City star slams Neville, Souness for using double standard over Kane and Pogba's cases
Paul Pogba tackling Harry Kane during Manchester vs Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup semifinal clash in 2018. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur
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The 33-year-old former football star however engaged in a heated argument with Souness with Graeme during a live television show while comparing both Pogba and Kane's situation.

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City have been linked with a move for the English national team captain but Spurs' owner is not ready to deal if the offer is less than £160m as reported by Sport Bible.

While Pogba's agent has been going all about his client's plan to leave Manchester United before the expiration of his contract, the Frenchman never allowed that to influence his performance.

He was impressive in the Red Devils 5-1 triumph over Leeds United in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford at the weekend, and Ricahrds believe the World Cup winner has been treated unfairly, compared to others in his shoes.

Richards argued on Sky Sports that

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"His agent [Raiola] might have done the talking, but he's [Pogba] not done anything. He's just gone out there and tried to do the best he can possibly do. And Kane [is] the same, but that's what players want to do. But I've never heard him say [...]."

While Souness interjected Richards' argument by claiming that Raiola is "echoing the thoughts of the player and Gary Neville also added that Pogba hasn't come out to dismiss his agent's remarks during an interview.

But Richards insisted that Pogba won't disagree with Raiola publicly, despite his agent calling into question his future at Old Trafford.

The 33-year-old however continued by pointing out the double standards between Kane's treatment to Pogba's. He added:

"No, but I'm only mentioning it because it's similar to the Kane situation.Kane's not turned up for training and we [are] calling him a saint, Pogba's never said he wanted to leave Man United but he's getting abuse."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United got their quest to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2013 with an outstanding victory over Leeds United at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 14.

The Red Devils lost the trophy to their city rivals Manchester City last campaign with 12 points separating both teams at the end of the season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are now back with a renewed purpose to be crowned champions this term after thrashing Marcelo Bielsa's tutored side 5-1 in their EPL opener.

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