Man Utd great reveals what his former side need to do to beat Barca.

Yorke says United do not need to focus on Lionel Messi.

Solskjaer at Craven Cottage. [AFP/Getty]

Dwight Yorke says Manchester United need a top class performance when they take on Barcelona next week.


The Red Devils host the LaLiga champions in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash on Wednesday before heading to the Nou Camp six days later.


And Yorke, who believes United do not need to focus on Lionel Messi over the two legs, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side need a "near perfect" performance to qualify for the semi-finals of Europe’s elite competition.


”I don’t think we can stop Messi,” Yorke told United's official website. “I think that you have got to concentrate on your game. I think we have to play the most near-perfect game to overcome Barcelona.


“We know that Messi is arguably the world’s best footballer in our generation, and when you have that sort of mentality, it is always difficult.


Dwigh Yorke and former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"But I feel if we play the team collectively and we play to our potential, even with Messi’s greatness, I think we may just have the edge on them.


“We have to play as a team and we have to play to our full potential and, of course, you need a little bit of luck in those games to go your way and, if we can get that on the night, there is no reason why United cannot come out victorious in those two-legged games."


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