FC Barcelona is preparing for a heated confrontation with its rival Manchester United in the second leg of the 16th round of the Europa League 2022-2023.
The two teams met in the first leg of the same round last Thursday at Spotify Camp Nou, the stronghold of the Catalan club, in a match that ended in a two-goal draw each.
It is worth noting that tomorrow at the stadium “Old Trafford”, the home stadium of “Manchester United”, the second leg of the play-off of the sixteenth round of the Europa League will be held, in which Barca and the Red Devils will meet. , Thursday, 23 February.
Date of the match between Barcelona and Manchester United in the Europa League
The start of the second leg between Barcelona and Manchester United is to be played tomorrow, Thursday, at ten o’clock local time in Cairo and at eleven o’clock Mecca Al-Mukarram time.
Xavi’s disturbing statements ahead of Barcelona-Manchester United match
Spanish manager Xavi Hernandez, the manager of the Catalan club, spoke in a press interview before the meeting with Manchester United, where he said: “I have good memories of England, because playing there is a special thing, it is the cradle of football. , the fans in the stadiums do not stop applauding.
He stressed: “I am honored to be back at Old Trafford once again, one of the best stadiums in front of one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
And he added about Ten Hag: “He is very good, admires him, he has built a team and brought out the best in his players, on a tactical level he is very good and manages the dressing room well, he brings out the talents of his players like Sancho, Rashford, Bruno and Fred”.
He said of the Manchester United clash: “From the moment the draw was made, we knew it was a difficult matchup. We are a brave team that loves to attack and win. This match will be no exception as it is a Champions League-like match.” but due to circumstances we are not there.
Xavi added: “The fans will be very interested, this is one of those matches that everyone wants to play at least once.”
Of his concerns about Old Trafford, he concluded: “The theater of dreams, on the contrary, motivates you. It is one of the stadiums where you want to play at least once in your life. We must boldly go to the match, Go to the match without complications, like at the Bernabeu, you have to be brave.”