Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he can’t see Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba playing for another side next season.
The France midfielder has been revitalised since Solskjaer took over in December from Jose Mourinho, with 14 of his 20 combined goals and assists in the Premier League this term coming under the Norwegian.
He has taken a dip in form recently and when asked what he expects from Pogba in his press conference ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg clash against Barcelona, Solskjaer insisted everyone must perform better.
“It is not about one player,” Solskjaer said. “Every player has to perform at the top level. At his best Paul can run a game like this. Paul’s job is to be the creator, to drive forward. Of course I expect him to perform tomorrow.”
The France international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer but Solskjaer can’t see him playing for another side next season.
“Paul is looking forward to tomorrow,” Solskjaer added. “He is only focused on playing well tomorrow, I can not see him not playing for Manchester United next season.”
On the general mood in the dressing room ahead of their clash with Barca, Solskjaer continued: “Confidence is high. The result and what we did against PSG and how we have climbed the table, clawing back points.
“I think the players have given themselves and the supporters great belief. We lose games, we should have won. Wolves in the FA Cup we are disappointed with.
“I can feel the tension, the excitement., I felt the mood ahead of PSG home game was different. We have learnt from that PSG game, how we got dragged into making fouls.
“European football, you have to be more patient in your tackles. Some of these players will have tricks up their sleeves.”