Ole Gunnar Solskjær has confirmed Ander Herrera will miss the game against West Ham on Saturday with an injury picked up in training, while claiming the midfielder's continued absence has nothing to do with stalled talks on a new contract.
"So, he's focused on performing and he's a proud player, who always gives his best".
The Red Devils come in to the game off the back of Wednesday night's disappointing 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie and they now need to turn things around in the return leg at the Nou Camp next week.
"I don't see a difference in him when I chat to him". Pogba is their outstanding player not just on the pitch but in a commercial sense, and this is crucial to United's strategy. In 1995 West Ham's draw with Man Utd at Upton Park on the final day of the season cost them a hat-trick of titles, they took great pleasure from Paolo Di Canio's goal in the FA Cup in 2001 that won the tie at Old Trafford, the farewell to the Boleyn victory in 2016 when Winston Reid scored the victor and this season's 3-1 evisceration of Jose Mourinho's side by the man the United manager kept calling "Mr Pellegrino".
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Despite this contract stand off, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will continue to select Herrera when he is fit.
"Liverpool and City are too far ahead at the moment for what we like". "That's how ruthless we have to be".
United finish the season with a trip to relegated Huddersfield and a home game against Cardiff so the chances are they'll get six points there but their other three games are all tough and a win on Saturday evening is an absolute must if they have any chance of gaining a top-four finish.
Solskjaer said he only wanted players who were ready to take on that challenge, although he stopped short of suggesting that there would be a summer clearout. We are Manchester United, even if they are Barcelona - we are Manchester United, and we play in the Champions League just like they do. That was brilliant. The effort and attitude are there'.
In contrast to the hosts, West Ham have nothing much to play for now.
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