Xavi cautions Barcelona against Lukaku, Rashford and Martial ahead of UCL cracker

Xavi cautions Barcelona against Lukaku, Rashford and Martial ahead of UCL cracker

- Xavi believes Man United's attack line can cause harm on his former side

- Man United will battle Barcelona in the first leg of their UCL quarter finals clash at Old Trafford

- Barcelona are favourites to lift the European title alongside Juventus

Barcelona legend Xavi has warned his former side to be wary of Manchester United's lethal attack ahead of the two club's Champions League clash at Old Trafford.

Xavi contends United's strength in their attack line could hurt the Catalans in the first leg of the quarter-finals clash.

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"This is an area that Manchester United can really cause Barcelona a problem in," the UK Metro quoted Xavi.

The 39-year-old identified the Red Devils' front three as a major threat, alluding to Romelu Lukaku's physicality and Marcus Rashford's speed.

"Lukaku is a big physical threat and then they have then players like Martial and Rashford who have a lot of speed, a lot of quality, and both can get goals," he noted.

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The legendary midfielder further pointed out at Barcelona's leaky defense as a key weakness that the Old Trafford dwellers could exploit.

"This season Barcelona have let in more goals than is normal for them and that will give Manchester United some hope I am sure," continued Xavi.

Meanwhile, Rashford is in contention for a starting role against the La Liga giants after missing his side's 2-1 defeat to Wolves with an ankle injury.

Lukaku could also make a return to the fold, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard also expected to battle for place in the starting XI.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates rounded off preparations in high spirit ahead of their UCL quarter-final first-leg clash against United at Old Trafford.

According to Daily Mail, the two top clubs are eager to take the lead, ahead of the reverse fixture at Nou Camp on April 16. Barcelona are yet to win another UCL since 2015, while United are still left with their three titles after failing to lift Europe's biggest club silverware since 2008.

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