Manchester United are preparing for their toughest assignment with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel.
Tomorrow night, Old Trafford plays host to the best player on the planet and an extremely talented FC Barcelona side. They’ll be hoping to start this Champions League knockout round much better than they fared in their last home European tie against Paris Saint-Germain.
That night, Paul Pogba saw red after growing frustrated due to a poor outing. We’re going to need the mercurial Frenchman to put in a top drawer performance this time around, although that’s easier said than done.
With Pogba’s future somewhat up in the air, Solskjaer had his say on that situation before the match. He confirmed that he ‘cannot see Pogba not playing for United next term’ which is obviously a major boost.
“At Paul’s best he can run a game like this. I cannot see him not playing for Manchester United next season.” Solskjaer told the BBC.
Thankfully, where Pogba is concerned, the ball is in United’s court. He still has a few years left on his contract and the club are under no pressure to sell at this point in time.
He’s the sort of player you build a team around, we need him to be at his best if we’re to win major trophies, but, in turn, United have to give him a reason to stay.
That’s why I feel this summer is the club’s most important since Sir Alex Ferguson left. Solskjaer must be allowed to spend big bucks to enhance a playing squad that isn’t anywhere near good enough right now.
At least we know Pogba will still be running out for us next season, though.