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Andy Cole believes United could beat Barcelona

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers is challenged by Ashley Young of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on April 02, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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The former Red Devils’ footballer says anything is possible as his ex-team plays next week against the Blaugrana in the UEFA Champions League.

Manchester United and Barcelona will face off in the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal next Wednesday night.

For many, the Blaugrana are the favourites to win this contest, but for Red Devils’ legend Andy Cole, his English Premier League ex-team can do well against the Spanish La Liga club.

“Anything’s possible. We weren’t expected to get past PSG but we did that. But we know Barcelona are a very good and special team,” Cole told the club’s official website.

“They’ve got a little magician [Lionel Messi] in their team and, if he turns up, I’m not going to say ‘we need to mark him out of the game’ because you can’t.”

“If he decides he’s going to play and if he doesn’t, he’ll still play, he’s that good. We’ll have to wait and see,” he added.

“I think what we can do is play the way Manchester United should play.”

“We did that when we won the Champions League in ’99, we played Barcelona twice and both legs ended 3-3, with both teams playing attacking football which we’re used to. We have to do exactly that,” he continued.

“It’ll be really special. I think it’ll be special as well because it’ll be long overdue as a team, as a club, for all of us to catch up.”

“The disappointing thing is that all of us might not be there. It’s something that happened 20 years ago and you look back and say ‘wow, we actually did do it’. It is nuts. Just to look back and think ‘wow what we achieved.’ The boys will be really looking forward to it,” he added.

“The past four years have felt like 20 years, I’m telling you!. It’s so special. I’m not surprised we got Barcelona 20 years on. It’s one of those where it’s meant to be. You touched on the goal there and I look at that goal, it just gets better and better.”