Jose Mourinho gives his prediction for FC Barcelona v Man United
Jose Mourinho believes FC Barcelona are favourites to beat Manchester United at Camp Nou on Tuesday night
Jose Mourinho believes FC Barcelona should reach the Champions League semi-finals given their “little advantage” over Manchester United.
The two European giants will renew their rivalry at Camp Nou on Tuesday night after Manchester United lost 1-0 to FC Barcelona last week.
Luke Shaw’s first-half own goal sealed a 1-0 win for the Spanish side to give the La Liga leaders a slender lead to protect in Catalunya.
Manchester United have already caused one big upset in the knockout stage of the competitions after the Red Devils were 3-1 winners against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes.
Although FC Barcelona are sitting at the top of the Spanish top flight, Ernesto Valverde’s side are far from infallible, having lost twice in La Liga this term.
Manchester United have lost to the Spanish side in their last two Champions League final appearances in Rome and London in 2009 and 2011.
However, the Red Devils have beaten FC Barcelona in both of their two-legged ties in the Champions League since the competition was rebranded in 1991.
Speaking to Russia Today about who will reach the Champions League semi-finals, Mourinho appeared to hint that FC Barcelona would join Juventus in the last four.
“You know, Barcelona and Juventus they have a little advantage. Barcelona is winning 1-0 and now plays at home. Juventus drew with goals and know they are playing at home. They have a little advantage,” Mourinho told RT, as quoted by Metro.
“But as I was saying I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them or both stay behind.”
Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United back in December after a run of poor results.