Champions League: Xavi names 3 Man United players that could upset Barcelona

Former Barcelona midfielder, Xavi Hernandez has named three Manchester United players that could cause the Catalan giants upset in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.

The Barcelona legend noted that United’s strength is in their forward areas which could damage his former club.

Barca take on the Red Devils in the first leg of their quarter-final Champions League tie at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Catalans are heavy favourites to progress to the last-four, where they’ll face one of Liverpool or Porto.

However, the former Spain international believes United can cause problems for Barcelona.

He also identified their front three as a danger to his former club.

“This is an area that Manchester United can really cause Barcelona a problem in,” Metro UK quoted Xavi.

“Lukaku is a big physical threat and then they have then players like Martial and Rashford who have a lot of speed, a lot of quality, and both can get goals.

“This season Barcelona have let in more goals than is normal for them and that will give Manchester United some hope I am sure.

“In games like this you need a leader and a player like Pique need to make sure the rest of the team stay calm and composed. He has won everything and can be that leader,” continued Xavi.

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