Xavi Hernandez has been asked about Manchester United’s future bids ahead of Thursday night’s second leg match.
Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani has released an official statement to the press confirming his bid for United.
Xavi ended his career in Qatar with Al Sadd, becoming the club’s manager for two and a half years after retirement.
During his time at the club, he received a salary of €10 million a year and made 117 appearances in four years.
Asked what he thought of Sheikh Jassim’s bid for United, the Barcelona manager said:
“I have a good relationship with Sheikh.”
“He is a serious and responsible person, and I think he will do a good job.”
“I know him well.”
“He’s a very nice guy and I think he’ll be a good option for United.”
“I worked in Qatar for six years.”
🚨🇶🇦 Xavi on State Club: “I have a good relationship with the chief. [Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani] and he will do a good job. [@rxnpixels via @UnitedStandMUFC] #MUFC
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) February 22, 2023
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos were the only other parties to publicly announce that they had submitted a bid to take over from the Glazers as United’s majority owners.
Eric ten Hag’s side hosted Barcelona in the Europa League group stage play-offs last Thursday at 21:00 CET, drawing 2-2 in last week’s away fixture.