Pogba asks teammates to step up

Manchester United suffered their fourth semi-final defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get knocked out of the EFL Cup by Manchester City. Goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, who will now head to Wembley for their fourth successive EFL Cup final.

Although Manchester United’s Premier League form looks good, they missed out on a good opportunity to win a silverware for the first time in nearly four years. Pogba, who last lifted the Europa League trophy in 2017, feels Manchester United should step up and continue to improve under Solskjaer.

Speaking to MUTV after the defeat, Pogba said “There is no time to be disappointed for a week because we know where we are. We are in a good position now. We don’t have time to be disappointed. We don’t have the time. We will get through this and we will go again.

It is difficult and it is going to be difficult, and you learn from these games. It is going to hopefully help us to get through, to get better and to have a positive result in the next games.”

Football and playing for Man United is not easy, it will never be easy, but it makes the victory prettier and more beautiful when we get through a tough time, then we get through this.”

It is beautiful and you get the emotion. That is all we want. That is what the fan wants, that is what the team wants, everyone wants this. The club is built on winning and big things, so that is all we want to get – the big stuff.”

We are improving. Last year they were obviously more dominant and they dominated us. Today that wasn’t the case so obviously we are improving.”

We are improving in the league and, even though we lost in the semi-final, we are still going far and that is what we want. But now it is about details. It is good to improve but we have to go to the next step now, all of us.”

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