Champions League: Why Barcelona don't want to face Manchester United - Valverde

Champions League: Why Barcelona don't want to face Manchester United - Valverde”

United's final game of their pre-season tour of the U.S. ended in defeat in the early hours on Thursday with Neymar's first half goal at FedEx Field in Washington DC earning Barcelona a 1-0 victory.

Valverde also admits he wouldn't like to have to face United.

And while the United manager said such talents can be countered by a "certain tactical organisation", he claimed their superior quality often wins out.

'This year they are going to be in the Champions League. Their presence by itself is impressive.

'I think they are going to be a really hard team to beat.

United will return to the Champions League this season to do battle with Europe's elite clubs.

United improved as the match wore on, thanks in no small part to Barca's sweeping half-time changes. "He is still with us".

Valverde, who replaced Luis Enrique, said: "We are looking forward to the best of Messi and the team".

"In the first half, there was a very high pace with many chances and in the second we tried to control the game".

"It is clear that even though it is a friendly, both teams wanted to win tonight".

"We are very happy to have won".

"There is no further news, except that he is still with us, which is very good, and we are very happy with the result against United".

"I hope he helps us but it will depend on his performance".

Mourinho was especially pleased with the performance of world-record signing Pogba. But I have to say one of my players today, Paul Pogba, he showed the level.

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