Spanish giants FC Barcelona are all set for their high-profile clash against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-finals. The first-leg will be held at the Old Trafford tomorrow, while the second-leg which will be hosted by Barca, is scheduled for April 17.
Meanwhile, Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho named two of the Manchester United players as the biggest dangers to the Catalans, in the upcoming games.
“It’s complicated to describe what you have to do to win against this team. For a start, Manchester United have a great goalkeeper and huge players in attack,” Coutinho said, before adding:
“Pogba and Lukaku are capable of hurting any defence and Pogba, in particular, is a great player. We will have to be very careful to stop him because he can generate a lot of problems for us and I think the duel with Pique [and Lukaku] will be important in both matches.”
“For me, the key for both sides is going to be in attack. Whoever wins that battle will be in the semi-final – and I’m confident it will be Barca. If we play with our usual character and style, then we can win at Old Trafford,” Coutinho concluded.
Ousmane Dembele’s injury to knee means that the Brazilian has reserved his place in the starting eleven. The former Liverpool man will be keen to impress boss Ernesto Valverde, amid reports of the club looking to offload him next summer.
Quotes via ManchesterEveningNews.