Dwight Yorke predicts Man United v FC Barcelona

Dwight Yorke previews Man United's crunch clash with FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Dwight Yorke has warned Manchester United that the Red Devils will have to play a “near perfect” game to beat FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils are preparing to welcome the Catalan side to Old Trafford on Wednesday night as they look to win the first leg of their quarter-final tie in front of their home fans.

Manchester United have had the weekend off to prepare for the game, and they head into the clash on the back of their disappointing 2-1 loss to Wolves in the Premier League last week.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have their work cut out in trying to stop the likes of Lionel Messi at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

And former Manchester United star Yorke has warned the Red Devils that beating FC Barcelona this week will be no easy feat.

Speaking in an interview with Manchester United’s website, Yorke said: “I don’t think we can stop Messi.

“I think that you have got to concentrate on your game. I think we have to play the most near-perfect game to overcome Barcelona.

“We know that Messi is arguably the world’s best footballer in our generation, and when you have that sort of mentality, it is always difficult.

“But I feel if we play the team collectively and we play to our potential, even with Messi’s greatness, I think we may just have the edge on them.

“We have to play as a team and we have to play to our full potential and, of course, you need a little bit of luck in those games to go your way and, if we can get that on the night, there is no reason why United cannot come out victorious in those two-legged games.”

Manchester United are aiming to progress through to the last four of Europe’s elite club competition after having come from behind to seal an impressive win over Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.

The Red Devils are currently outside of the top four in the Premier League as they seek Champions League qualification for next season.

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