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‘Our performance at PSG gives us hope against Barca’

Paul Pogba

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba says his side’s comeback against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 can happen again when they face Barcelona in two week’s time.

The Red Devils were beaten 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night by the Spanish giants after a Luke Shaw own goal put the visitors on the advantage ahead of the second leg at Camp Nou.

United had been defeated 2-0 at home by PSG in the last round before travelling to Paris to complete an incredible 3-1 comeback to scale through.

Pogba, who spoke after the defeat on Wednesday, said “Paris will be in their (Barca’s) minds for sure because they saw what we can do against PSG.”

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“Obviously they will be comfortable on their own pitch but let us see. We’ll see what happens at the end.

“Of course, we believe that we can beat them.”

United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his team can score away at Barcelona and that would be a “greater achievement” than the win in Paris.

“We’re playing against a great team. It’s a tough one – we’ll go there with the knowledge we can score over there,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

“We go there with one thing in my mind: we have to score.

“The PSG performance gives us hope and belief we can do it, but we are playing against the favourites.”

Barca will host the second leg on April 16.

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