Lukaku finished a transfer to Italian champions Inter Milan final week and Pogba was once willing to observe his former team-mate out of Old Trafford earlier than the switch window closed.
The Red Devils continued a depressing season final time period, completing 6th within the Premier League, and Souness has reminded Pogba and Lukaku that they’re partially accountable.
‘If I’m sitting in United’s dressing room, I’m satisfied Lukaku has long past and don’t need Pogba in there with me both if he’s no longer up for the combat forward and could also be willing to break out,’ Souness instructed the Times.
‘They’re as accountable as anyone for the quandary United are in, but have successfully stated to their teammates: “It’s everybody else’s fault.”
‘No, let’s get it proper, lads, you’re a part of the explanation United don’t seem to be within the Champions League this yr.
‘Madrid are looking to nick Pogba on the cheap because they’re suspicious of his shape, whilst Inter haggled over the asking value for Lukaku as a result of he didn’t pull up any timber at United both.
‘Instead of them taking the accountability as senior avid gamers, that burden as an alternative falls on Marcus Rashford at 21, and I’m no longer satisfied he’s able for it but.’
On England ahead Rashford, Souness added: ‘Time is still on his side, of course, but I’m searching for extra consistency and 20-plus objectives a season from him reasonably than the 10 he scored in 33 League video games final season.
‘That tells me anyone of his age must no longer have that accountability at a membership the scale of United – to be the principle guy, get the objectives and make the variation.
‘It’s no longer excellent and it shouldn’t have came about beneath Fergie.
‘Rashford would still have been a bit-part player at his age because of the quality in front of him in the squad, but in the past year he’s needed to change into a primary guy.
‘I’d choose to peer him play huge for some time but earlier than he turns into United’s centre-forward. It’s more uncomplicated to peer the sport from there and make your actions.
‘Through the middle up front is the hardest place to play. He doesn’t have the penalty-box craft of, say, Sergio Aguero but, however can be informed that.
‘It’s the similar with Rashford’s completing – occasionally it takes your breath away; occasionally he freezes when faced by means of a goalkeeper.
‘Again, he will become a more consistent and confident finisher given time to develop properly because he has huge potential.’