Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba is looking forward to Barcelona clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba is looking forward to Barcelona clash

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Paul Pogba is focused on the upcoming Champions League clash vs Barcelona amid reports of links with a move to Real Madrid.

The Frenchman was recently flirting with the Spanish capital club during the international break which has left some fans furious.

Pogba initially started Solskjaer’s reign in scintillating form but has since tapered off.

United need him now more than ever to get into top gear as they prepare to face Barcelona and attempt to win the race for a top four spot.

Ole was obviously questioned over Paul’s future in his pre-match press conference but he claimed the focus is all on the clash itself.

The Red Devils are said to be on the cusp of offering a new contract to the midfielder to tie him down for the long-term.

Pogba has two years left to his current deal with an option to extend it by a further year so it seems a little early to offer him a new one.

Perhaps the former Juventus man feels with Real Madrid sniffing around, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a pay raise.

On the other hand, Paul could simply be on his way out with the temptation from Spain too strong to resist.

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