Paddy Pimblett switched his focus from MMA to soccer for a brief moment. In a recent clip with BBC Sports, Scouser expressed his honest opinion of Manchester United players Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.
When asked which footballer he would like to fight with, ‘The Baddy’ chose Bruno Fernandes. He described the Portuguese midfielder as “overrated”. He said:
“I’d probably pick one for each team, but I think just because he’s so overrated, Bruno Fernandes … No, he’s not world class.”
However, the latest UFC lightweight signing praised Cristiano Ronaldo. He spoke of the quality of the Portuguese striker and described him as “world class”.
“I don’t think anyone on that United team is world class other than [Cristiano] Ronaldo, “Paddy Pimblett said.
Undoubtedly the best player in the world alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo recently joined Manchester United from Juventus. The viral transfer saw the legendary Portuguese return to Manchester. He had previously spent seven years representing the ‘Red Devils’ in the Premier League, from 2003 to 2009.
Paddy Pimblett also criticized French midfielder Paul Pogba for being inconsistent. When asked if the World Cup winner with France was world class, he commented.
“No, Paul Pogba is not world class. He can’t play well for two games and then badly for three and be called world class … if he was consistent, he would be world class … every day.”
Pimblett’s criticism of Manchester United players is not a surprise. ‘The Baddy’ supports his hometown Liverpool. They compete in the English Premier League alongside Manchester United. Pimblett has often shown his love for ‘The Reds’ in his social media posts.
Check out the clip of his interview below:
Watch: Paddy Pimblett takes fans on tour in his hometown of Liverpool; visit Anfield stadium
Paddy Pimblett recently showed off his beloved city of Liverpool.
The proud Scouser, who successfully debuted against Luigi Vendramini at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till spoke to BT Sport about his love for Liverpool FC. He visited Anfield, the home of the football club.
Check out Pimblett’s tour of Liverpool and Anfield below:
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