Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has stated that the gamers should not worry Lionel Messi once they conflict on Wednesday within the Champions League quarter-final.
Messi is having one more gorgeous marketing campaign, wherein he has scored 43 objectives in 40 video games.
Ferdinand confronted Messi in Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011, each of which Barca received, however he additionally obtained the higher of him when United beat Barca within the semi-finals in 2008.
“Barca have a sure manner of taking part in which is possession based mostly soccer and so they press you once they haven’t obtained the ball, in order that they (United) have gotten to be very aware of that.
“However it is going to come right down to the little man, Messi. How do they cease him and fight him?
“They’ll’t afford to present him area. If they offer him area to show and entrance up he’s going to trigger big issues.
“What the gamers need to do is be sure that they’re not in awe of him, he’s a famous person, a legend, probably the greatest to ever play the sport however they’ve obtained to take that out of their considering earlier than the sport and that’s half the job.
“Half the battle is the psychological battle earlier than the sport, if they will type that out.
“I’m positive Ole can have a plan for him (Messi) so he received’t be capable to play 1v1 throughout the entire sport.
“Ole must be eager about not conceding and hopefully nicking a objective and taking it to the Nou Camp and having one thing to play for,” Ferdinand advised BT Sport.