Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed that the Spanish champions won’t underestimate Premier League giants Manchester United when both sides meet in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
In his pre-match thoughts ahead of the game, Pique told reporters that Barcelona are cautious of the threat posed by Manchester United.
The recently retired Spanish international centre back has also confirmed that he watched the game between his former club and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Gerard Pique was previously on the payroll at Manchester United for four years between 2004 and 2008.
The Spaniard joined the Manchester United youth team from the Barcelona youth team in 2004 before he broke into the first team.
Pique left Manchester United for five-time European champions Barcelona in the summer of 2008 and he went on to play a big role for the Catalan giants as they won the Champions League at the expense of Manchester United in his first season back at Barcelona.
Barcelona defeated Manchester United 2-0 in the 2009 Champions League final with goals from Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi either side of the halftime interval.
Gerard Pique has been a wonderful servant for Barcelona for the better part of the last decade.