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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out on Pogba injury, Alkmaar, trophies and more: Press conference

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Manchester United are preparing to play an away Europa League game against AZ Alkmaar tomorrow, October 3.

United’s first group stage game of the season ended with a 1-0 win over Astana and Solskjaer’s side will hope to celebrate another win in the Europa League as in the Premier League they are having problems.

Currently the Red Devils are 10th in the league table with 9 points after seven games.

Ahead of the game, Solskjaer gave a press conference and spoke out on on Paul Pogba’s injury, Alkmaar, trophies and more.

On Pogba 

“He needs further treatment and rest on his ankle. I probably wouldn’t risk him on astro turf anyway if he was available for this game. He needs a bit of a rest.” 

On Alkmaar

“We hope that. We’re just focussed now on this one game. It’s a massive game in this group for us. They started well getting a draw away to Partizan (2-2 draw) with 10 men. It’s an important game for us to get a result in.

“This is the competition that we are competing in now.”

On United’s hunt for their next trophy

“It is what it is. The rivals are playing good and winning trophies. To be a Manchester United player is something really special and if I could win an important trophy during my time [left[ here, it would be worth the wait.” 

On youngsters

“Football is about scoring goals. No one wants to miss chances. It’s about for us, grasping the moments and realising we’ve got players here with Juan. We’ve got players here playing with these young boys. I just hope they’re ready to run, run in behind and finish the chances.”

On injuries

“We’ve had Anthony out for a while, I don’t think he’ll make it (against Newcastle), Luke’s been training, I don’t think he’ll make it, so my focus is on this game but I’ll speak to you more after the game.

“Now the sole focus is on getting the result we need here.” 

via Manchester Evening News

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