Barcelona's Pique warns teammates to put Manchester United away if given chance

Barcelona's Pique warns teammates to put Manchester United away if given chance

Barcelona's Pique warns teammates to put Manchester United away if given chance

The central defender also had words for Real Madrid: "It is not a surprised. Real Madrid have won the Champions Leagues that they have won these years, but we have also had success".

The last time Guardiola reached the final of Europe's biggest club competition was with Barca in 2011, when Messi was among the scorers to help the Spanish giants beat Manchester United 3-1.

Pique also said United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer helped him through hard times in Manchester when they were team mates, and he praised the former Norway forward for reviving the club's fortunes since succeeding Jose Mourinho in December.

"It was a great experience playing alongside him".

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"I think the PSG tie is a great example", Pique said.

Pique made just 23 appearances at Old Trafford before returning to boyhood club Barcelona in 2008. "We know how risky United are".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Paul Pogba will still be a Manchester United player next season and urged the midfielder to show his worth against Barcelona. The Argentina worldwide scored in both the 2009 and 2011 Champions League final triumphs against United, while his 22-goal haul in 30 matches against English clubs is more than he has managed against teams from any other country.

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Solskjaer scored at the Nou Camp in extra-time against Bayern Munich in 1999 to help United lift the Champions League . "This is my second season here.

"It would be a great game, but any team with Messi playing for them would be the favourites".

Liverpool regained their top spot in the Premier League table with a win over Southampton last weekend, thanks to Salah's exploits.

"We come here aware of how hard it is to play at Old Trafford".

Following their victory over Atletico Madrid, the league seems more or less sealed and Ernesto Valverde's side can now exclusively focus on the European competition.

"That game should remind us that we have to be very concentrated, as United are a very unsafe team". They've scored two goals in eight of their last nine games, and it seems likely that they'll find the net here in this one.

I think Scott McTominay could do the job.

It's increased their desire to win it this season - especially after watching rivals Real Madrid win it three times in a row - but Pique denied the players are under additional pressure to perform. If we were looking at that then Barca would have the advantage from what's happened in the past.

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