Manchester United face the toughest test of their 2018/19 season, as they are up against an in-form Barcelona side in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has played for both these sides, has picked one key player for each.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has plenty of UEFA Champions League experience in his locker. The Swedish star has represented several top sides in the competition over the years, including Manchester United and Barcelona.
Coincidentally, it is those two who face each other in the quarterfinals of this year’s competition, and Ibrahimovic has picked two players who he thinks can be key for either side.
“I think it’ll be a very interesting match with two great teams,” Ibrahimovic told Barcelona’s official website.
“Two clubs with great history, who are very attractive to watch and have fantastic players in both teams.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 9, 2019
“Messi obviously makes a difference in every game he plays and it’s no secret, while Pogba does it at United, ” the LA Galaxy star continued, “I think it will be a battle between Messi and Pogba, even though it is a collective sport, but these players will make the difference and it will be interesting.”
Manchester United face a visit from Barcelona on April 10 at Old Trafford. They then fly to Spain one week later to face the Blaugrana at Camp Nou.