Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has said that Barcelona will “respect” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie.
Mourinho also said that Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, will want to leave his “footprint” at Old Trafford when the La Liga champions tackle the Red Devils.
Barcelona reached the Champions League last eight after beating Lyon 5-1 in the round of 16 second-leg encounter, while Man United defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1.
Mourinho told RT:
“United this season was capable to win against Juventus and against PSG why not to do it against Barcelona?
“But Barca will be aware of that, will respect United and Old Trafford and Messi will want to leave his footprint in a mythical stadium,” the two-time Champions League winner said.
The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.