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04th Aug 2016

Liverpool fans mock £100m Pogba, claiming Emre Can will ‘destroy’ him

Clash of the Titans

Nooruddean Choudry

Let the needle begin.

Manchester United fans and Liverpool supporters don’t need an excuse to have a row. The Premier League’s fiercest (and most silverware laden) rivalry is as fierce off the field as it is on it. With such enigmatic managers as Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp in charge, this coming season promises to be as competitive and intriguing as ever.

With Paul Pogba on his way to Old Trafford for a world record fee, Mancunians of a red persuasion are understandably ecstatic about landing one of the game’s most sought-after players. Just as understandable is the wholesale derision from Anfield way. In fact, not only are they contemptuous of the financial outlay, but they believe they boast have a better player.

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The contention is that Emre Can – who cost just shy of £10m from Bayer Leverkusen – is superior to the £100m man joining Mourinho’s cash-fuelled revolution at United. Now this may sound like something of a windup by Scousers looking for a rise from their Manc equivalents, but there does seem to be a feeling that they’d rather have Can in their side than the Juve player.

Not only do they feel that the burly German will dominate Pogba in any individual clash…

…but they argue that the Bayern Munich academy product is a finer footballer too.

As you can imagine, such claims have not gone down very well with United fans, who seem in equal parts very annoyed and heartily amused…

Here’s hoping Pogba’s deal gets sorted so we can see the two match up. Snapchat