De Gea: Man Utd must improve against Barca.

Man United play Barcelona on Tuesday as they hope to overturn their 1-0 deficit.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says the Red Devils must “improve a lot” if they are to overturn their 1-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League.

United play the LaLiga champions at the Camp Nou on Tuesday after the narrow loss in their quarter-final first leg clash at Old Trafford last week, and they struggled to beat Premier League side West Ham 2-1 on Saturday as a late Paul Pogba penalty sealed the victory.

However, De Gea has issued a rallying cry to his teammates ahead of the “big challenge” against Barca tomorrow.

"Of course it's difficult, but if you want to be a top team you have to play big Champions League games, and the weekend after it's the Premier League," De Gea said as the Daily Express quoted.

"So you have to be focused and ready for a difficult game again. I think we didn't play well [against West Ham], we have to improve a lot and now we have a big challenge on Tuesday.

"We will try to fight and win the game. We can go with more confidence after the three points.

"It's a big challenge, a special occasion, in Spain, against Barcelona, a Champions League night, so it's going to be an amazing game.

"We're happy with the win (against West Ham), but at the same time we have to improve a lot."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side has been boosted by the return to fitness of Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez, but they’ll have to be at their best to secure a semi-final spot.


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