Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can not see Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United this summer and expects the mercurial midfielder to put his stamp on Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.
"I watched both their games",revealed Pique.
"Looking at the Champions League draw, if Pep Guardiola's side make the final, then I would expect Barca to be their opponents in Madrid, and I don't think they (City) would beat them", he told BBC.
But you can not leave Manchester United alive. He's the top scorer in history against English teams with 22 of his 106 goals coming against English competition.
"I think it's the biggest team in England and they've shown that by the national titles they've won", said the 32-year-old. It's a great example for us.
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"I was here from 17 to 21 and I picked up a lot of experiences required to become a professional".
"The mood before the PSG home game was a little bit different but we've learnt from that PSG game, the players have talked about it - how we got dragged into making fouls".
"It's a special game for me", he explained.
One club keenly interested were Barcelona, who had earlier informed Juve of their willingness to sign him, though when it came to satisfying them financially they were hard-pressed to part with the amount needed to win his signature which came as no problem for United. "It is going to be a tough game and we hope to be able to win", he continued.
"When we went into it, we knew if we got 25 per cent possession we'd be happy". We have done things well this season and that's why we are where we are: [11 points] clear in La Liga, in the Copa del Rey final and in the last eight in Europe.
Furthermore, the centre back revealed that his team have not watched last year's tie with Roma again because in his view, there have been other hard moments and you can not look back at the past.
"There is a lot of excitement, not pressure".