Leeds fullback Firpo: Barcelona must silence Rashford

Leeds fullback Junior Firpo has warned Barcelona they must keep Marcus Rashford quiet tonight at Manchester United.

Barca go to United for the second-leg of their Europa League playoff with the aggregate score at 2-2.

Former Barca fullback Firpo said: “They are going to suffer, because Old Trafford is going to suffer, but we, who are at the bottom, got 0-2 on their field and in the end they tied us at the end and in the game before we dominated them.

“But what happens is that they have a striker who gets everything, who is in a sweet moment and is one of the best in the world right now, who is Rashford, but this Barça can win at Old Trafford.

“A couple of days ago I spoke with Frenkie, who is impressive in his third season and I speak often with Araújo, who is the best centre-back for me today in the world.

“Without Pedri and without Gavi, it will be more difficult for Barça to maintain their game identity, but they can do it. After having been there as a young man, I am amazed by the personality that these young people are showing. Sometimes I think that I wish I had arrived at Barça with the maturity that I have now.”

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