Xavi: I would have picked Manchester United over Liverpool

Barcelona football legend Xavi says he would have chosen Manchester United or Liverpool over other EPL clubs, but ultimately United.


Xavi has admitted he would probably have chosen Manchester United over Liverpool if a chance to play in the Premier League had ever arisen.

The 35-year-old former Barcelona and Spain skipper spent his whole career with Barca, but after after 24 years he left to join Qatari outfit Al-Sadd in the summer.

Xavi, who scored a trademark free-kick on his debut for Al-Sadd in August, is unlikely to move again, but admits the lure of the Premier League is a big draw for any player.

“To be honest, the Premier League is a big attraction for any player. It’s brilliant – the stadiums, the pitches, the fans and how they live football over there – it’s all incredible over there,” he told Eurosport.

“There are many great sides like Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool. If I had to select one, it would have to be a club with a great history; maybe Manchester United or Liverpool.

“I know that there are clubs who have emerged quite recently, like Manchester City for example, but United is my favorite historically-speaking.”