Xavi sends Manchester United graves in Barcelona remodeling warning

Barcelona manager Xavi named Manchester United when he outlined what must not happen to the Catalans while in charge. The Barca legend returned to the Nou Camp as manager in November and has helped push them up to the La Liga position.

Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman in the dugout with Barcelona, ​​who languished in ninth place. They are now in second place, although it has not been entirely common since the World Cup winner returned to the place where he became a worldwide figure and winner of league trophies as a player.

Barcelona sit 15 points behind El Clasico rivals Real Madrid – albeit with one match left – and were eliminated from the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt after failing to cope with the Champions League knockout stages.

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Still, a place in the Champions League awaits next season due to their latest league form and Xavi, while demanding patience for what he wants to achieve in the long run, United and their ongoing matches cited as a reference point for Barcelona’s top-flight campaign.

United have not won a trophy since winning the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017.

He said: “This is our reality. This is post-[Lionel] Messi craze. He used to win matches on his own. We have to be patient. I’m excited to win trophies, but we need to strengthen. We have to be realistic.

“We are in the first year of the post-Messi era and we have to be patient. We have seen a lot of great teams, like at Manchester United, it has been difficult for them to come back to qualify for. Champions League. Barca can not allow it. We have to fight for trophies, we want to compete. “

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