Pressure is on me, Xavi admits ahead of Man United, Barcelona clash

Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez has said he will tell his players that the pressure is on him ahead of the second leg of their Europa League last-16 clash with Manchester United.

Both sides played out a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou last week.

Xavi admits that United are one of the in-form teams on the continent, but was keen to take the pressure off his players.

“This is the best United in recent years. They are back; they are even competing for the Premier League. It’s the perfect setting to show that Barca can compete against a big European team.

“I will tell the players: ‘The pressure is on me, go out there and enjoy this stage.’ I would give anything to play again at Old Trafford on a big European night with a special atmosphere,” Xavi said.