Mesut Ozil has been given a higher rating than several Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs stars, and the anger it’s causing is pretty funny.
Ozil has been rated 88 on FIFA 18, which is the same as Bayern Munich’s Jérôme Boateng and higher than PSG’s Marco Verratti.
It’s also higher than United’s Paul Pogba and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, who have been given a rating of 87. Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane have been given 84.
Pogba is a favourite among United fans. Perhaps it’s because he’s actually quite good but I feel as if a lot of it is because the Red Devils paid almost £90m to bring the 24-year-old back to Manchester so they feel rather protective of him.
Therefore, as you can probably predict, United fans are fuming that their star has been ranked below Arsenal ‘flop’ Ozil.
Pogba 87? Ozil 88?! I'm baffled @EASPORTSFIFA. Fix it by the winter update you fools.
— Raj (@_rjkm) September 8, 2017
Ozil rating higher than Pogba on FIFA 18, is the most positive things Arsenal fans have had in a while. Enjoy.
— JimmyMan On. (@s1_rns) September 8, 2017
How can Ozil's dribbling be higher than Pogba's? Abysmal game.
— I trillions (@irayliwa) September 8, 2017
@EASPORTSFIFA In what world does it make sense to rate Ozil: 88 & Pogba: 87? You guys realize Pogba is better in all aspects right? #Fifa18
— Adonis D. (@adonisdfilms) September 9, 2017
EA developers when they decided to rate Ozil higher than Pogba?! pic.twitter.com/MfLA73Db9D
— Alex (@ajwhiteford) September 8, 2017
Oh wow I didn't realise real people with working brains thought Ozil > Pogba
— sam (@SamWood____) September 8, 2017
Why EA made Ozil HIGHER rated than both Kante AND Pogba is honestly beyond me.
— Daniel (@delwoodM8) September 8, 2017
Ozil rated higher than pogba on FIFA 18 me rn pic.twitter.com/K4X2pMPYIV
— Manutd Stat's (@ManutdStat) September 8, 2017
Again not buying FIFA as Pogba has a lower rating as Ozil. When they wake up, I'll buy again
— James Morgan (@JamesMorgan1978) September 9, 2017
Perhaps the German international has been rated higher than the likes of Kante, who won the title with Chelsea last season, because of his experience. He’s been playing at the top level for almost a decade.
Perhaps it’s because the playmaker did actually score and assist more than Pogba in fewer appearances last season (12 goals, 14 assists) despite apparently being terrible.
Or perhaps EA are massive trolls.
Either way, it’s pretty funny.