Barcelona boss Valverde: Man United have something special late in games

Barcelona boss Valverde: Man United have something special late in games

Barcelona boss Valverde: Man United have something special late in games

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday that Manchester United faces an even tougher task turning around the 1-0 deficit from the first leg of its quarterfinal with Barcelona than its miraculous comeback at Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.

He retired from global football with Spain previous year after 102 appearances, a World Cup title and a European Championship crown.

"We know we can carry a goal threat, whether it's [Romelu] Lukaku, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, whoever playing up there, we have to provide a bit more ammunition for them".

Allegri stood by his decision to pick a heavily rotated side, with an eye towards Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Ajax in Turin, after the first leg ended 1-1.

"I think all of us who played today, and those who didn't, were thinking about the game on Tuesday".

"We will prepare another final as if it were the last one", he said.

Ousmane Dembele's chance of a start there would appear enhanced after he played 67 minutes following his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Lionel Messi joins the group of absentees in Barca's LA Liga match with SD Huesca after a brutal collision with Chris Smalling.

"There are freak results against Barcelona when you have 10 or 15 per cent possession and they don't win but normally they do win", Solskjaer said.

"It's nice when you can have that battle on the pitch and then there's respect after the game because, ultimately, you are just trying to do your best".

Jean-Clair Todibo and Moussa Wague will make their Barcelona debuts against Huesca after head coach Ernesto Valverde made sweeping changes to his team.

"But he was a little bit stunned at the time, although he's okay now for this game and ready to go".

'We don't want them to score but our game plan as always will be to try to score, anything else would be absurd'. They were not normal debuts, like when a player debuts alongside the first-choice players.

And the Norwegian manager has revealed that the Scotland global was kept fresh ahead of United's Champions League game against Barcelona in midweek.

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