Paul Pogba admits he’ll be coming up against a club he often learns from when Manchester United take on Barcelona in the Champions League next month.
The Frenchman has enjoyed an upturn in form ever since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, after his relationship with previous boss Jose Mourinho had turned notably sour.
And the World Cup winner will be desperate to impress when United meet Lionel Messi and co in the last eight of European football’s premier competition next month, having seen his side beat Paris Saint-Germain when he was suspended.
“Barcelona are a team I always watch,” Pogba told Eurosport while on international duty with France for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.”You can always learn as a midfielder, I like watching football. Their system, their culture…it can always help me.
“Barcelona is a great team, one of the best in the world. They have extraordinary players.
“It’s a match where I want to have fun. Playing against one of the best teams in the world is always a pleasure. It’s a team I lost against in the Champions League Final (in 2015 with Juventus ), but it’s always good to play against the best.”