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Paul Pogba's demand to Man Utd teammates after semi-final loss to Man City


Paul Pogba has called on his Manchester United teammates to learn from their mistakes when it comes to getting to finals.

United missed out on the chance to face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final after losing 2-0 to neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford in Wednesday’s semi-final.

It was the fourth time in a row Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have fallen at the semi-final stage, with Pogba admitting they must learn how to take the next step if they want to win trophies.

“It’s very annoying to lose, because there’s a trophy behind all of this,” said Pogba.

“We have to do better, we have to do better for sure. We have to learn, because it’s not the first time.

“It’s about details. Details make the difference all of the time and now when it’s big games like this, it’s details and at set-pieces we lost.



United were beaten 2-0 by City
United were beaten 2-0 by City

“We have to learn, we have to get through this because, after this, there are big games coming up.

“Next time, we will do better.”

United host Watford in the FA Cup tomorrow and then travel to Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday.

A win or draw at Turf Moor will see United go above arch rivals Liverpool at the top of the table, before their trip to Anfield a week on Sunday.

“There’s no time to be disappointed for a week, because we know where we are,” said Pogba.

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“We’re in a good position now. We will get through this and we will go again.



Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba of Manchester United walk off after the defeat
Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba of Manchester United walk off after the defeat

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

“That’s all we want. That’s what the fans want, that’s what the team wants, everyone wants this.

“The club is built on winning and big things, so that’s all we want to get – the big stuff.

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

“We’re improving in the league and, even though we lost the semi-final, we’re still going far and that’s what we want.

“But now it’s about details. It is good to improve but we have to go to the next step now, all of us.”



Donny Van De Beek was only a late substitute again
Donny Van De Beek was only a late substitute again

United midfielder Donny van de Beek has been warned he may have to leave this month to safeguard his Holland place for Euro 2020 this summer.

Van be Beek, a £40million signing from Ajax last summer, has started just one of United’s last nine games in all competitions.

Ronald De Boer, twin brother of Holland coach Frank, said the midfielder may have to consider his future to be sure of making the Dutch squad.

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“The European Championship is coming, he will undoubtedly want to be there,” said Ronald.

“Maybe it would be good for him to discuss with the club exactly what they want with him.

“If the view on playing time does not improve, he may have to declare that he should be loaned or even sold.”

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