Leo Messi has issued an early statement ahead of their Champions League Quarter final encounter against Manchester United with a brilliant performance against Real Betis this weekend.
The Argentine capped a wonderful performance by scoring a hat trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory against Real Betis. A moment which sees the opposition fans gave him a standing ovation towards the end of the match.
Barcelona have been drawn against Manchester United and even though the United fans are skeptical of their chances of progress, some sections believe they could emulate similar inspiration which saw them overcame PSG despite being situation before in in the last round despite losing 2-0 at home.
However, Messi’s latest performance against Real Betis in La Liga had sent a stern warning to United, giving them a brief of what they are likely to see when the two clubs meet next month. United fans could not easily forget what Barcelona did to them in the last two previous meeting in the competition.
They wouldn’t want a repeat of a back to back defeat to the Catalan giants and as such indulging to draw an inspiration from Paul Scholes’ winner in the road to winning the Champions League in 2008.
Ever since their victory in Paris, Man United have dipped in form, losing back to back matches against Arsenal (League) and Wolves (FA Cup). The recent poor result and particularly poor performance of key players such as Rashford and Pogba have got United fans worry.
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