“[Erik ten Hag] is very good, I like him a lot,” said Xavi in his pre-match press conference.
“He has built a team and is getting the best out of all his players. That speaks well of him.
“Tactically he is very good and he handles the dressing room very well. He is getting all the talent out of his players.”
The Barcelona boss added: “You see [Jadon] Sancho, [Marcus] Rashford, the Portuguese guy [Bruno Fernandes]. And look how Fred is playing…
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“Difficult? Well, we’ve known that since [the draw was made]. We are a brave team that likes to attack and always win. [This game] will not be an exception.”
Xavi has been praising the Manchester United boss non-stop and even reserved some special words for the Dutchman after the 2-2 draw at Camp Nou.
Barcelona have also been unstoppable this season so far and it remains to be seen who emerges the victor in the second leg at Old Trafford.