Rio Ferdinand reveals why Man United will knock Barcelona out of the Champions League

Rio Ferdinand reveals why Man United will knock Barcelona out of the Champions League

- Rio Ferdinand has made a bold prediction in Man United clash with Barcelona at Nou Camp

- The Red Devils lost the first leg quarter final clash at Old Trafford through a Luke Shaw's own goal

- Ferdinand says United set to turn the one-goal deficit around in the second leg clash

Rio Ferdinand believes Man United can still progress to the semi finals despite trailing 1-0 in the quarter final first leg against Barcelona.

But the former the Red Devils legend remains uncertain about his former team to contain Lionel Messi, who is capable to causing damage on his own.

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Luke Shaw's own goal made the difference in the first leg at Old Trafford and the second leg promises to be explosive.

The 1999 European champions did not get an attempt on target in the entire duration of the match, but Ferdinand is hopeful United will play better at Camp Nou - similar to their performance against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: "They had some positives, but they've got to score when they go there, they didn't have a single shot on target [in the first leg].

"Build that belief from somewhere. That's down to the management, the staff to instill that into these players.

"If you want to win tournaments like this and be successful, the confidence to score goals has got to be there for all to see.

"I think he wants to make sure they're tight at the back. He wouldn't want a repeat of the first fifteen minutes [at Old Trafford], they looked nervy at the back.

"That's when Barca were turning the screw. If they can come out, be on the front foot and change the pace of the game.

"I think Barca play at their own pace, if they change the pace of the game and put them under pressure, then we'll get a couple of chances and hopefully put them away.

"My heart says yes they can, but it's more about what [Lionel] Messi turns up. He's that great, he's done so much at the top level for a consistent period of time.

"It could be 1-0 Man United and then we go penalties."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Marco Verratti has insisted that Manchester United's sensational comeback win against Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 was out of luck.

United overturned a two-goal deficit in the first at Old Trafford with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes to advance into the quarter finals.


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