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SERGIO BUSQUETS PINPOINTS WHAT MAN UTD HAVE CHANGED UNDER OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER

SERGIO BUSQUETS PINPOINTS WHAT MAN UTD HAVE CHANGED UNDER OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER

Manchester United take on Barcelona in a crunch Champions League clash on Wednesday

Sergio Busquets claims Manchester United are a better side since Jose Mourinho’s departure.

The Barcelona stalwart and his team-mates head to Old Trafford on Wednesday night for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

United booked their place in the last eight after a dramatic win over PSG thanks to Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time penalty.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has transformed the Red Devils’ fortunes since replacing Mourinho at the helm in December.

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And Busquets is wary of the threat posed by a rejuvenated United side as the Spanish giants look to win the trophy for the first time since 2015.

“United are better now under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,” he said.

“They don’t mind letting you have the ball because they sometimes know that the other side are technically better, but as we saw against PSG they take advantage of their counter-attacks and their set-pieces. If you make any mistakes, they capitalise.”

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho has revealed his ­admiration for a United team that has been growing under new manager Solskjaer.

 “It’s complicated to describe what you have to do to win against this team. For a start, Manchester United have a great goalkeeper and huge players in attack,” said Coutinho.

“Pogba and Lukaku are capable of hurting any defence and Pogba, in ­particular, is a great player.

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“We will have to be very careful to stop him because he can generate a lot of problems for us and I think the duel with Pique will be important in both matches.

 “United have had some inconsistent results recently, but it’s clear they have improved in every area under Solskjaer.

“For me, the key for both sides is going to be in attack. Whoever wins that battle will be in the semi-final – and I’m ­confident it will be Barca.

“If we play with our usual character and style, then we can win at Old Trafford.”

Mirror football

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