- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Paul Pobga is not going anywhere amid Real Madrid interests
- The 25-year-old said during the international break that any player would want to play for Los Blancos
- Pogba's remarks has however put his future at Old Trafford in doubt but the manager says the midfielder is not leaving the club
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Paul Pogba will still be a Manchester United player next season.
The future of the Frenchman at Old Trafford has been in heavy doubt after commenting that any player would want to play for Real Madrid.
Solskjaer, while addressing the media ahead of the Red Devils' Champions League clash against Barcelona at Old Trafford on Wednesday says the midfielder is not going anywhere.
"Paul is looking forward to tomorrow,' said Solskjaer. "He's a Man United player, one of our big performers on the big stage.
"His game against PSG was not his greatest moment. He's only focused on playing tomorrow and I cannot not see him not playing for Man United next season.
"Everyone has to perform and Paul at his best can run a game like this. You expect him to put his stamp on this. Paul's job is to be the creator, so of course I expect him to perform tomorrow."
Pogba returns to United's team after serving his one match ban in their 3-1 win against PSG in the second leg of their round of 16 clash last month.
He has also scored twice in seven Champions League appearances this campaign, while his goal tally so far this term stands at 13 in all competitions.
Daily Mail however reports that Solskjaer is counting on comeback against the French League giants to inspire them against the Lionel Messi led Barca team.
United lost the Champions League final to the Catalans in 2009 and 2011 having knocked them out of the semi-finals in 2008.
And the Norwegian revealed that he has spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson about this tie, adding: "Of course I've spoken with the gaffer since the draw was made but no details.
"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, with the history, tradition and quality of individuals, we know we need to step up our game and perform at our best level which we didn't against PSG in the home game. But the outcome of second leg has given players and supporters belief it's possible.
'The Champions League throws up so many strange results. I think it's not going to be decided until we play 90 minutes in the Nou Camp. We have to make sure we perform to our best and have a result to bring over to Barcelona afterwards.
"I think there are two teams that carry goal threats. There are some fantastic attacking players on display and defenders that are absolute quality.
"We drew 3-3 away from home (in 98). If we get 6-6 and a penalty shootout, everyone will be happy.
"I wouldn't say these teams don't score goals. They've both got it in them. We have to defend well to stand a chance and hopefully we will."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United star Paul Pogba has emerged as a summer transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid who are ready to lure the Frenchman to Spain.
This comes after the 2018 World Cup winner admitted in public that his dream is to play for Real Madrid before he ends his football career.
Pogba announced he wants to link up with Frenchman Zinedine Zidane one day while away on international duty with France.
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