Makeshift Barca draw with basement club Huesca

Ashley Young is just as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo it was claimed in 2008

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United - who had lost four of their past five games prior to Saturday's fixture - needed a late Paul Pogba penalty to see off West Ham 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Rested from the La Liga clash against Huesca, FC Barcelona put on an average performance which saw the Spanish leaders draw bottom-ranked team on Saturday. "He has recovered perfectly from the blow he suffered". He was OK a couple of days afterwards.

"But he was a little bit stunned at the time, although he's okay now for this game and ready to go".

"The three players grew into the game", he said.

'It is very hard over the course of a season to always be at the highest level, ' said Valverde.

Overall, they were better than Huesca but never really got out of second gear. United had just 34% of possession in that first leg and this might be even worse. Tomorrow is a tough day for everyone, for me and him, and he has the same objective as me, to get a clean sheet.

"I dont mind if we score in the 93rd minute".

Manchester United is the one looking to emulate Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma by sending Barca out in the quarters for a fourth year running but for the Catalans, another failure would be unforgivable, not least because of the implications for their captain.

More news: Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony still hospitalized
More news: Assange's Arrest As Chilling Consequences For Investigative Journalism, Says CPJ
More news: Patrick Mahomes Issues Heartfelt Message For Texas Tech Basketball

However Rashford also failed to make proper contact with his big chance early in the second-half when Ter Stegen could only punch a cross into his path.

"We've changed the shape because we had a problem with the full-backs and I didn't want to play Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo today". "We have to take those losses into account and use them to move forward".

However, with the quarter-final second leg against United to come next week and his side in control at the top of the table, Valverde felt it was the right opportunity to freshen up the side.

"We had a lot of young players and they did well, but above all the second goal showed a lack of experience".

"I'm more about writing my own destiny", he said. You won't be given something that falls from the sky.

However, United overcame PSG in the last 16, despite losing the first leg at home, and Valverde is wary of allowing a similar fate to befall Barcelona. He promises that in this season they are going to do all that they can to bring to Camp Nou the lovely come.

"But, after the game we just had a brief chat, shook and hands and he said "yeah, it was an accident".

Related News:

Most liked

American Airlines cancels summer flights as Boeing 737 Max fears persist
United is due to publish first-quarter results on April 16, followed by Southwest on April 25 and American on April 26. American Airlines has been forced to extend flight cancellations due to the grounding of the B737 Max until August 19.

LEGO Star Wars 75244 Tantive IV officially announced
In the trailer, the gunslinger character, played by Pedro Pascal , follows a dot on a tracking beacon across an icy planet. The Mandalorian , the first-ever live-action Star Wars series, launches this fall on Disney+.

Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns
The president has long maintained he will not release his returns while under audit. Republicans have called the request as an overreach of confidential taxpayer data.

Man charged with throwing child from balcony at Mall of America
Police do not believe there was any connection between Aranda and the five-year-old boy, nor between Aranda and the boy's mother. Tina Hailey told the publication she was rounding the corner when she heard a woman screaming, "Oh my god, pray for my son".

Nowitzki stars in likely home finale as Mavs top Suns
After returning from his ankle injury, Nowitzki notched career lows this season in most major categories. Re-live Dirk's final home game with the Mavs through the best sights and sounds from the night...

Virginia Beats Texas Tech To Win The National Championship
The result will give the NCAA Tournament its first first-time champion since coach Billy Donovan won it all with Florida in 2006. Virginia squandered a 10-point lead down the stretch, Auburn took a 61-57 lead with 17 seconds left and the Cavs looked cooked.

Secret Service director to step down, on heels of Nielsen resignation
Alles previously served in Customs and Border Protection leadership and also led that agency's Air and Marine Operations. The news was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement.

Nielsen's Resignation Lifts Curtain On Miller's Campaign To Stack Admin With Hardliners
Last week, Nielsen was reportedly blindsided by Trump's decision to pull the nomination of Ron Vitiello to lead the U.S. Trump tweeted that Nielsen " will be leaving her position , and I would like to thank her for her service".

Kirstjen Nielsen Out As DHS Secretary
Department of Homeland Security , has resigned from her role in the Trump administration , the president announced Sunday. It has been rumored that Vitiello's nomination was pulled because he was not endorsed by ICE union leader Chris Crane.

Trump insists ‘actual emergency’ exists at US-Mexico border
A DHS official tells CNN that Mexico has recently been apprehending as high as 1,000 migrants a day and removing 700. The president has said the wall is needed to prevent criminals and terrorists from pouring into the United States .

Mission Shakti: Pentagon says India debris expected to burn up in atmosphere
National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator Jim Bridenstine had described the test as a "terrible, terrible" thing.

Maurizio Sarri Insists He Wants Misfiring Veteran Striker at Chelsea Next Season
Chelsea picked up a controversial win against Cardiff last weekend but in midweek they returned back with a strong reply vs Brighton .

Ecuadorian embassy 'to kick out Assange'
Mr Assange would be likely to be arrested if he was forced out of the embassy, as a Met Police arrest warrant is still in force. Although the Swedish investigation was dropped past year , Assange still faced charges in Britain for jumping bail.

Pep Guardiola: 'Every game is a final against incredible Liverpool'
Federation Internationale de Football Association have given the two sides until April 15 to settle the row. Man City cruised to a 2-0 over Fulham on Saturday to return to the top of the Premier League.

Mike Pence Slams Turkey And Germany In NATO Speech
Turkey wants to buy 100 F-35s , Lockheed Martin Corporation's latest generation of stealth jet fighters. Pompeo met today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during the NATO Ministerial.

Most Commented