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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says Manchester United are the "biggest team in England" as he prepares to face his former club in the Champions League.

"We don't care what Real Madrid have won, as things go as they go and history is what it is", he said at a pre-match press conference ahead of the quarter-final against Manchester United. If you can beat them [by] scoring a lot of goals, you have to do it.

However, Herrera and Mata could be viewed as dispensable players given that they're entering the latter stages of their careers.

"We have given ourselves a great chance to challenge for top four with the results just before Christmas, nobody would have thought that".

He said: "I thought Madrid played really well before the sending off they have moments of magic, we have to concentrate, wherever we are we have to concentrate for 90 minutes plus if your concentration drops for a second you will be punished".

"When you get Barcelona, with the quality of their team, we know we need to step up our game".

"They let play go on more in the Premier League".

Barcelona have not lifted the Champions League since 2015 and for Pique there is no pressure. "It's a special game for me".

"I spent several years here, between 17 and 21, my first as a professional".

One club keenly interested were Barcelona, who had earlier informed Juve of their willingness to sign him, though when it came to satisfying them financially they were hard-pressed to part with the amount needed to win his signature which came as no problem for United. I lived here on my own and you learn a lot that way.

"Pressure would be if we'd never won it or if this was the only title left for us [to win] this season", he said.

" Paul's job is to be the creator, and when we win the ball that he drives forward, so I expect him to perform [on Wednesday]."

"We have to be aware that in the last game we perhaps forced it a little". If we were looking at that then Barca would have the advantage from what's happened in the past.

"The supporters here are fantastic, regardless of who they are playing". "There's a lot of excitement".

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