Paul Pogba insists Manchester United must focus on their Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday evening as they look to close in on the top four.
He enjoyed a brilliant performance in the 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final clash in Spain during the week which moves the side one step closer towards a Champions League qualification.
The Frenchman still has his sights set on working hard in both competitions as a top four finish is still mathematically possible, even if Jose Mourinho has already confirmed he’ll be resting some key players against Arsenal for the Europa League.
Speaking about the fixture, Pogba has urged his team-mates to pay focus for the important clash on Sunday.
“It was a good result for us against Celta, and a very important goal,” he said. “We now need to focus on the second leg and have another big game coming up too, against Arsenal. We have to get our head into this game, and then we can think about the second leg.
“I feel good, but you have to be careful as well. It’s not finished, we won 1-0 in Spain and the team did a good job, but we’ll have to be focused for the next game. It’s the objective for us, and it would be great to win the competition. As I said, we’re not there yet, we have to keep going and be focused on the next game.
“Of course, we have to believe. Obviously, we want to do it and we can. Of course we’re strong enough, we are Manchester United and we can do this. To be in the top four, our mind has to go there, and we also want to win the Europa League. We have to keep our heads on the challenge and the big objective; we want to achieve the big goals, not the small ones. We’re confident of that. We’re young and fresh.”
Man United have still have every chance of making it into the top four, and although the task in hand has gotten harder, it’s good to know the players are still working hard and haven’t given up.