Pique: Barca need to be wary of 'dangerous' United

Pique: Barca need to be wary of 'dangerous' United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that he will not sell Paul Pogba this summer and backed the £89 million midfielder to dominate Manchester United's Champions League game against Barcelona at Old Trafford this evening.

"I wouldn't say that these teams don't score goals, both teams have it in them to score".

"I think all my experiences and over the years with Barcelona, watching and admiring the team, the quality they've got you look at what you'll do against them and we're ready".

United fell 2-0 to PSG, and though they went on to complete a miraculous comeback in Paris, a similar deficit will not be as easily overturned at the Nou Camp.


"If you can beat them scoring a lot of goals, you have to do it because they have great team, great history and they have shown in the second leg in Paris, even though they played with a lot of young lads from the academy, they won, they qualified in the last minute. The outcome of the second leg gave the players and supporters belief", the Norwegian said.

Asked if Dembele would play at Old Trafford, he said: "I don't know, we'll see how he is in tonight's training session to see if he can be fit or not".

"I was here from 17 to 21, I had my first experience as a professional, playing games with great names and I also had some insane times here. We know how unsafe United are".

"It's a special game for me", he explained. It will be tough and I hope we can win.


One club keenly interested were Barcelona, who had earlier informed Juve of their willingness to sign him, though when it came to satisfying them financially they were hard-pressed to part with the amount needed to win his signature which came as no problem for United. They have strong, quick players on the break: [Romelu] Lukaku and [Marcus] Rashford.

"To compare the titles won is something for you all to do".

"All our draws this season - be it FA Cup or Champions League - we don't have the easy draws, and we thrive off playing big teams like that", the centre-back told United's official magazine.

"We have to be aware that in the last game we perhaps forced it a little".


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