Manchester United can make Barcelona suffer, warns Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde believes his Barcelona side are “in a good moment” but is wary that Manchester United can make his side “suffer.”

United eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16 and now face a Barcelona side who were defeated by Roma at the same stage of the competition last season.

“We are in the form we are in, it is a good moment for us,” Valverde told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

“We are in a good moment because we have been waiting for this moment in the competition since out victory over Lyon in the Round of 16.

“Now we are looking forward to facing Manchester United in this wonderful stadium – we know we are in good shape but also that we will have to play well in both games.

“It is clear that they have the ability to hurt us in the way that any other team can and we know they have great players, so we must avoid them causing damage to us.

“We do not want to let this game slip away from us – they have fast players and they can make us suffer in some areas.”

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