Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could lose seven Man United players this summer

Posted April 10, 2019

"When you get Barcelona, with the quality of their team, we know we need to step up our game".

"I can not see him not playing for Man United next season", the manager said before the Champions League quarter-final first leg. "Paul is looking forward to the game - he's..." They have momentum, which is more than can be said of the team they will meet in Manchester.

"I remember Ole as a great team-mate - when I arrived here I was 17, I was very young, he was one of the older players", he said.

How do you solve a problem like Lionel Messi?

"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.

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At Old Trafford Paul Pogba earns over £15 million a year and Alexis Sanchez is taking home £24 million a year, which is almost half what Ajax pay their whole staff.

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.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has scored 22 Champions League goals in 30 appearances against English teams - more than any other player in the history of the competition. Their last three Champions League campaigns have all ended at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma respectively. They have great players.

Barca tend to get labelled as defensively suspect, yet they have only lost two league games all season and you have to go back a long way to find a major blemish on their record.

"I think the club has always been one of the biggest in Europe".

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"In the Champions League the officiating is more similar to that in LaLiga".

"These are the ties we look forward to".

The same article states that David De Gea and Paul Pogba are both interested in a potential switch to La Liga giants Real Madrid. They've scored two goals in eight of their last nine games, and it seems likely that they'll find the net here in this one.

"We come here aware of how hard it is to play at Old Trafford". If we were looking at that then Barca would have the advantage from what's happened in the past.

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