BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has seemingly picked up from where he left off last season with regards to his criticism of Paul Pogba’s hair.
As noted by The Telegraph, it isn’t the first time that the pundit has aimed his criticism at Pogba’s look rather than his football, and this wasn’t the only occasion he did so last season.
Bizarrely, despite the fact that Pogba was crucial in United’s win over Leicester City at Old Trafford on Friday night and that Crooks even selected him in his team of the week, he has still managed to find room to criticism him over his hairstyle.
The French international opted to go with two stars on the side of his head this time round to signal the two World Cups that France have won, having played an instrumental part in that himself too.
However, despite his influence this summer to now be crowned as a World Cup winner, and his impressive display against the Foxes, Crooks has again criticised him over something that is seemingly completely irrelevant if he is producing the goods on the pitch.
“Mourinho is wise to be cautious,” Crooks wrote in his weekly team of the week column on BBC Sport. “The two stars meticulously etched in Pogba’s haircut (and you know how I hate his haircuts) signify France’s World Cup successes and suggest his ego is very much alive and kicking post-Russia.”
Even if Pogba has an ego, there’s an argument to be made that all the top players in the game have one and they need it to ensure that they stay at the top of their game.
Having been made captain and been important in starting Man Utd’s season with a win, that is all that should be up for discussion rather than making his hairstyle a talking point again.