Gerard Pique recently warned his former side that his team will be ready to put this tie to bed if they are given the opportunity during the first leg of the quarterfinal of the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
Gerard Pique and Barcelona
Gerard Pique, who managed to spend 4 years with Manchester United, will return to Old Trafford on Wednesday for the first time since he decided to move to Barcelona in 2008. Barcelona will start the match as the huge favourites to win. However, Manchester United will come into the match with loads of confidence after they won against Paris-Saint Germain in the previous round. Pique stated that he witnessed both games when Manchester United faced PSG and requested that his teammates take the opportunities that are given to them to avoid the same fate that the French champions endured.
On Tuesday, during an interview, Pique stated, “I believe the PSG match was a fantastic example. I believe PSG played much better at Old Trafford where they managed to score during the second half of the match. What’s quite surprising is that they could have scored far more goals as well.
Pique added that one should never keep Man Utd alive stating that if you can defeat them by scoring a lot of goals, they need to do so before it is too late. He added, “Manchester United have a phenomenal history and they showcased this when they defeated PSG, even though they had loads of young players from the academy. This is definitely a fantastic example for us. We will need to be switched on from start to finish if we want to beat them.”
Gerard Pique’s Career at Manchester United and Barcelona
Pique, who is currently 32 years old, spent most of his younger years at Manchester United under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson. The form of Manchester United has declined since 2013 when Ferguson decided to retire. However, Pique still thinks that Manchester United is the best English football club even though they are currently in 6th position in the Premier League.
Pique, continuing with his interview stated
He mentioned that Man Utd considers the Champions League as the Premier League and since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, it is still seen as the biggest. Pique added,
“There’s no denying that things aren’t going their way at the moment, but I have high hopes that it will change with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm. I spent years at Manchester United, from 17 through to 21. I managed to play some good games along with sensational players and enjoyed some crazy moments off the pitch. I left both my friends and family here to pursue a football career at Barcelona which means this game will be quite special to me personally.”