Written by Staff Writer, CNN Manchester
Some pundits don’t agree with Russell Crowe.
In a recent interview with the Australian actor, during an appearance on the Jonathan Ross show, it emerged that the superstar believes Manchester United star Paul Pogba should be the one setting the ball rolling for Roberto Firmino, Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah.
“If you want to be the greatest, you have to be the No. 1. Paul Pogba is a huge talent,” Crowe said.
“He’d got a World Cup under his belt as well, so he’s got a game that’s lightning fast. Mohamed Salah is just ridiculously fantastic with the ball at his feet and Mohamed is just so efficient. And Kevin De Bruyne, who is one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever seen.”
Still, the argument has gone on a while. Over a year ago, veteran football writer Oliver Winter was keen to pre-empt the zany pronouncements of the master of all-round lunacy.
Gaston Ramirez of Southampton made light of Salah’s expense. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe
So, Winter released an app of his own for his readers to “like,” feel “emotionally” about, and then tweet direct at Crowe to see how he ranked between the midfield trio and the Egyptian superstar.
“Well, that’s a discussion for you,” Crowe replied. “I really like Salah. A lot of his qualities are there in a few of those players.”
Let the opinion wars begin.