Pogba committed to Manchester United ahead of Barcelona clash, says Solskjaer

Manchester United face Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, on which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is fully focused.

Published : Apr 15, 2019 22:37 IST

Paul Pogba will have his full focus on a Champions League showdown against Barcelona despite speculation over his Manchester United future, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba scored two penalties in a 2-1 home win over West Ham in the Premier League at the weekend, but his form has generally dipped somewhat in recent weeks amid strong speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

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The France international has described Madrid as a "dream" for any player and is reportedly a target for the La Liga giant as it rebuilds under Zinedine Zidane.

United goes to Barca on Tuesday for the second leg of its Champions League quarterfinal tie, with Solskjaer's side trailing 1-0 from its home leg. And the United manager is sure Pogba will be at his best at Camp Nou despite the continued uncertainty over the player's long-term plans.

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"At the moment, of course, Paul's focus is on Man United and performing here and tomorrow night," Solskjaer told a news conference on Monday when asked if fans should be concerned about Pogba's future. 

"He's been fantastic since I've come here and I've no doubt he'll perform as well as he's done lately, so I don't think they shouldn't worry too much."

Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move to United, meanwhile, with the Brazil international struggling for form at Camp Nou. United is expected to add to its attacking options at the end of the season, with Coutinho having Premier League experience from his time with Liverpool.

But Solskjaer would not be drawn on whether or not Coutinho is a transfer target for United.

"He's a Barcelona player," Solskjaer said simply.

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