Solskjaer can not see Pogba leaving Manchester United this summer

Solskjaer can not see Pogba leaving Manchester United this summer

Solskjaer can not see Pogba leaving Manchester United this summer

Manchester United are hopeful striker Marcus Rashford will be in contention for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona after recovering from an ankle injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday.

The encounter with Manchester United will be special for Gerard Pique because of his time in England: "It's a special game and I went from being a kid to an adult here".

"I think all my experiences and over the years with Barcelona, watching and admiring the team, the quality they've got you look at what you'll do against them and we're ready".

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed they were close to signing Paul Pogba ahead of Manchester United. He's the top scorer in history against English teams with 22 of his 106 goals coming against English competition.

But regardless of what Solskjaer would like to see happen regarding Pogba's future, the comments of Zidane and the player himself would indicate that a move to Real Madrid could very well be on the cards.

"We know that Manchester United are very unsafe and that we have to play our best game to qualify". "He knows the game against PSG was not his greatest moment so he is only focused on playing well tomorrow against Barcelona". "It's a special game for me".

"I was 17, very young and he was one of the veterans and, for sure, he helped me a lot to adapt to the club, to the country, to the city. It is going to be a tough game and we hope to be able to win", he continued.

Over two legs, though, United are on a prayer and I doubt that even die-hard supporters expect them to progress.

Barca have won the Champions League four times since 2006 but have fallen at the quarterfinal stage in each of the last three seasons. We have done things well this season and that's why we are where we are: [11 points] clear in La Liga, in the Copa del Rey final and in the last eight in Europe.

"All our draws this season - be it FA Cup or Champions League - we don't have the easy draws, and we thrive off playing big teams like that", the centre-back told United's official magazine. "We know how risky United are". "There's a lot of excitement".

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