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Paul Pogba move to Real Madrid unlikely

Paul Pogba move to Real Madrid unlikely

Victory was much needed for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a run of four defeats in five matches, especially after he chose to rest Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Barcelona.

Sir Alex Ferguson once called West Ham United's effort against his Manchester United side "obscene", contrasting their desire to beat them in 1992 during the title run-in with the appalling form that had already consigned them to relegation.

Ander Herrera is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer despite Solskjaer's claim that talks between United and the midfielder are "ongoing" and other players are likely to follow the Spaniard through the exit door.

Neymar is another player who has always been rumoured to desire a switch to Los Blancos, however Casemiro was once again cagey when pressed to discuss the future of a player belonging to another club.

"The chances that we get, we have to put them in".

"Liverpool and City are too far ahead of us for our liking and we played against a Barcelona team that sets the standard in European football". Pogba is their outstanding player not just on the pitch but in a commercial sense, and this is crucial to United's strategy. "You never know what there is, but in my talks with Paul he's always been positive here. We just need to decide who's going to be the voice in and around".

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"I don't see a difference in him when I chat to him".

And the 29-year-old has now revealed the "very good" relationship he has with Solskjaer and that the Norwegian has given him assurances over the future playing time.

"We've been fantastic but lately we haven't been ruthless or clinical enough in front of goal", Solskjaer said.

He has failed to score in his last eight appearances, but Solskjaer said he was happy with the midfielder's contribution, particularly during the Champions League home defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday.

In contrast to the hosts, West Ham have nothing much to play for now.

Pogba scored four goals and assisted three more in Solskjaer's first three games as manager, clearly boosted by a change in manager with the pair having worked together before in the club's youth system.