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Reds ace turns to Barca

15th April 2019, 01:42 by Michael Holland

Paul Pogba is confident Manchester United can turn around their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona,

United suffered a 1-0 first-leg loss to the Spanish league champions but picked themselves up with a victory against West Ham on Saturday, although they were sloppy and more than a little fortunate to overcome the Hammers.

Pogba's brace from the spot sealed a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford and the World Cup winner is now looking to cause a shock in Catalonia.

"I think it's a really important three points," the midfielder said. "We know about that. We wanted to do obviously better and score more goals, but we get the result that maybe we deserve.

"Now what we have to think about the next one, the next game, get some rest and get focused on Barcelona.

"That's why we play football, to play against those teams, to play those games. A Champions League quarter-final is just beautiful. We just have to enjoy it, give our best and trust ourselves."

United face an uphill battle at the Nou Camp but Barca certainly looked beatable in the first leg.

Solskjaer's side have also proven their mettle when the chips are down, having made Champions League history in the previous round against Paris St Germain by becoming the first team to progress after a first-leg home loss by two or more goals.

"The game is not done, it's not closed," Pogba said. "I know it's Barcelona, we're playing in their home, but it's never closed. It's still 90 minutes. The first half is gone, now it's the second half."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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