‘It felt terrible to meet him’ — Lampard opens up about meeting Manchester United star after criticising him

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Frank Lampard worked as a football pundit for a short time before going into management, as he went on to manage Derby County and then Chelsea.

While doing his punditry duties, the Chelsea legend took some shots at Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba cost United £89m, but he has been often been criticised for some lacklustre performances in the Premier League.

Lampard has now revealed that he felt terrible to meet Pogba after criticising him.

Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap, Lampard said: “It was challenging because I think you have an in-between period where you still feel like a bit of a player and you’ve still got some mates in the game.

“I’d like to think that I’m a decent person. I remember saying some things about Pogba in the first year in a couple of games, saying some things as a midfield player.

“When I came out of it and actually met him, I walked into it, you know, like you’re kind of ‘oh I don’t want to bump into him’. I felt terrible.

“I don’t know whether you get over that or not. But I think you have to be honest. You can’t sit on the fence and you have to say it straight.”

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