Rio Ferdinand compares treatment of Harry Kane to Paul Pogba

Rio Ferdinand has reacted to the news of Harry Kane refusing to train at Tottenham by asking if Paul Pogba would have received the same courting in the media, had he done the same.

Earlier on Monday, the news broke that Kane had failed to report for Tottenham training despite being expected to return from his holiday after an extended break was granted.

Kane was part of the England side to reach their first final in a European Championship, scoring four goals in the process. Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, who were also part of the side to play in the final loss to Italy, are both believed to have returned to training.

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Pogba has been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United for several years but an exit has never materialised. The 28-year-old has, however, never stooped far enough to not show up for training.

Ferdinand suggests that the pair are being treated differently and that Pogba would be met by fierce criticism, rather than the acceptance of Kane’s decision.

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  1. Totally different situation. Kane wants to leave spurs because he wants to win trophies . Progba wants to leave utd for …. What? More pay? Not for trophies as utd are in a much better situation to win trophies than 98% of the premier League teams . Kane has given his all for spurs. Can progba say the same for utd. All that progba did was get mourinho fired.

    1. Rio’s comments not about the motive for wanting to leave but the unfair treatment the English press gives

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