Barcelona boss Xavi pointedly refused to take the the name of Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes this week.
The Catalan giants’ coach was quizzed about United’s attacking players during a pre-match presser.
While he was extremely complimentary about the players and United in general, he did appear to refuse to name Bruno Fernandes.
He explained to The Times on United boss Erik ten Hag: “He is very good, I like him a lot. He has built a team and is getting the best out of all his players. That speaks well of him. Tactically he is very good and he handles the dressing room very well.”
He then added: “He (Ten Hag) is getting all the talent out of his players.
You see Sancho, Rashford, the Portuguese guy. And look how Fred is playing.”