Gerard Pique: Man Utd are still the biggest team in England

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"His game against PSG was not his greatest moment".

Of that match, Solskjaer said: "I think there's two teams that carry a goal threat". They need to continue their pursuit of the Serbian as he possesses a high level of technical ability and intelligence that would make him a good fit at the club. They have a great history and they showed that in Paris, even with a lot of young lads from the academy.

The duo played together under Sir Alex Ferguson for three years, until Solskjaer ended his playing career in 2007.

"I think all my experiences and over the years with Barcelona, watching and admiring the team, the quality they've got you look at what you'll do against them and we're ready".

"They consider the Premier League the same as the Champions League here - if not more important - and since the Ferguson era they've been the biggest team and will keep on being the biggest team".

"We learnt that things happen however unimaginable they may seem and you must never let your opponent back into the game if they are out of it. It will be useful for us when we face United", he concluded. "This season I've been lucky enough to face [Cristiano] Ronaldo and Mbappe".

"I was here from 17 to 21, I had my first experience as a professional, playing games with great names and I also had some insane times here. I came here alone, without my family, I learned a lot and I left a completely different person", he recalled. "It's a special game for me".

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I am small so it is good when I play against tall players as it's very hard for them to change direction when I run at them. We are very lucky because it is very easy to win the match when he is able to make that kind of difference.

"I can not see him not playing for Man United next season either", added the Norwegian coach.

He said: "I remember Ole as a great team-mate".

Gerard Pique says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a "great team-mate" during their time together at Manchester United.

"We would feel pressure if we hadn't won the competition in 20 years".

"I imagine we will have the ball, but we have to try and control their counters". They're all challenges I relish and the players relish. We have to be careful on dead balls, corners, free kicks. "We know how unsafe United are".

A legendary English striker has predicted that FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi might be the reason Pep Guardiola's Manchester City do not win the UEFA Champions League this season.

"To compare the titles won is something for you all to do". We have done things well this season and that's why we are where we are: [11 points] clear in La Liga, in the Copa del Rey final and in the last eight in Europe. Rather than fearing 90 minutes against Messi, the centre-back is actually looking forward to it and wants the Argentine to "Bring it on".

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