Manchester United have a delicious game to look forward to after the World Cup when the Red Devils take on Barcelona.
United yesterday faced the Spanish giant who failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The first leg will take place at the Camp Nou on Thursday, February 16.
The Blaugrana will then travel to Old Trafford for a return match seven days later.
The tie will see the two biggest teams in Europe’s second-tier competition take on each other, in what promises to be an exciting heads-up match.
United midfielder Fred has said his team has a huge lead over the Catalan club ahead of the match.
Fred spoke to the club media and said that United’s incredible fans would lift the team up to rise above Xavis’s men.
The Brazilian said: “We were drawn against Barcelona. It will be a great match, I am sure we are prepared for it. The players like to play in big games like these and we are ready for this game. God willing, we can qualify for the next round.”
“Our stadium always has a great atmosphere with the fans constantly behind us. We haven’t done so well in recent seasons, but they have always been with us, supporting the team”.
“I’m sure they’ll be here against Barcelona supporting us, they’ll give us the strength to win. That’s why it’s so important to play in front of our fans and get a result here”.
Xavi himself hinted at United’s storied heritage as likely to hurt his team and reiterated that he would have liked to avoid the 20-time English champions.
Hopefully United can continue their advance under Erik ten Hag and have a meal with their struggling storied rivals.
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