Solskjaer upbeat over Rashford fitness ahead of Barcelona clash

Solskjaer upbeat over Rashford fitness ahead of Barcelona clash

Solskjaer upbeat over Rashford fitness ahead of Barcelona clash

They showed that in the second leg against PSG.

Pique, 32, spent his first years as a professional with United, joining the club aged 17 but returning to Barca in 2008 after failing to hold down a place in the team due to fierce competition from Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

Solskjaer was one of the senior pros as the centre-back came through the ranks and the Barca defender has been impressed by the work being done by someone he looked up to.

The encounter with Manchester United will be special for Gerard Pique because of his time in England: "It's a special game and I went from being a kid to an adult here". He's one of our, of course, big performers and on a big stage. He couldn't join the boxes which is the fun part of training, let's see tomorrow. United are doing a great job since his arrival. "He knows the game against PSG was not his greatest moment so he is only focused on playing well tomorrow against Barcelona".

"I was young, and he was one of the older ones".

Pique clearly made a lasting impression Solskjaer, just as United have on him.

Surprisingly, Suarez is yet to score in this season's Champions League, but the former Liverpool striker would relish the opportunity to celebrate in front of the Old Trafford crowd on Wednesday - so too Philippe Coutinho, if he gets the nod.

Marcus Rashford celebrates his game winning penalty against PSG. The fans are into their team. They have momentum, which is more than can be said of the team they will meet in Manchester.

But Pique's appreciation for United will be replaced by a steely resolve to hurt them on Wednesday.

"But if Barcelona are at their best, they will have many chances to pass the tie".

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed they were close to signing Paul Pogba ahead of Manchester United. It's a great example for us.

The La Liga winners will now face Manchester United in the last eight of Europe's elite club competition and have never won such a match at Old Trafford.

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