Makeshift Barca draw with basement club Huesca

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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.

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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".

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