Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Maintains that Paul Pogba will Stay Put this Summer


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The very public bromance between Paul Pogba and Zinedine Zidane/Real Madrid has led to endless transfer speculation around the Manchester United midfielder.

The most expensive player in United history has been consistently linked this spring with a move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer, but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintains that the Frenchman isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

“Paul is looking forward to it, he’s a Manchester United player, one of our big performers on the big stage,” Solskjaer told a news conference today ahead of the UEFA Champions League clash against Barcelona tomorrow.

“His game against PSG was not his greatest moment. He’s only focused on playing and I cannot not see him playing for Man United next season.

“Paul at his best can run a game like this and you expect him to put his stamp on it.”

Meanwhile Pogba’s mate in midfield Ander Herrera, himself linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, was asked how the Frenchman would fit in at Madrid.

“Pogba would be a great reinforcement for Madrid and for any team in the universe, but I hope he continues at United,” Herrera said to Diario ABC.

“He is a midfielder who has all the qualities. He heads well, can strike with both feet. He is quick, powerful, helps at the defensive end, he can go one-on-one, he provides assists and scores.”

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I guess we’ll just have to “watch this space.”

Manchester United vs FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League Quarter-final FYIs

Kickoff- Wednesday Apr 10, Old Trafford 8pm

Google Result Probability- Manchester United win 26%  Draw 27% FC Barcelona win 47%

Starting XI Predictions- FC Barcelona    Manchester United

Recent form-   Manchester United: WLLWL  FC Barcelona: WWWDW

Odds- Manchester United win 11/4, Draw 27/10, FC Barcelona 21/20

Press conference video, quotes- coming Tuesday

Prediction- Barcelona 2, United 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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