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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has compared Manchester United to Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League final at Wembley later this month.

“Manchester United are extraordinarily strong, very similar to Real Madrid,” he said. “They are a hard-working side and it’s very hard to hurt them.”

The Barça coach also admits he is concerned by United’s counter-attacking ability.

“We have to be very careful because they can score against you on the break,” he said. “We have to know how to interpret the final, depending on how they play, and play the game on our terms.”

Meanwhile, Barca legend Johan Cruyff, who led the Catalan club to their first European Cup at Wembley in 1992, believes their presence in a second final in three years and a semi-final appearance last season confirm their dominance on the continent – win or lose in London.

“Whether you win or lose at Wembley, your presence in two Champions League finals, as well as a semi-final (last season), corroborates the football hegemony in the league and abroad,” the Dutchman wrote in his weekly column in Catalan newspaper El Periodico.

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