A MANCHESTER UNITED Champions League winner looks completely unrecognisable after taking a huge role in Barcelona’s rebuild.

The former attacking midfielder currently works as a sporting advisor for the Catalan giants.

This ex-Man Utd star looks unrecognisable


This ex-Man Utd star looks unrecognisableCredit: Getty – Contributor

Gone is his long and wavy light coloured hair as he now dons a bald look.

The 49-year-old featured for Man Utd across four seasons at the club.

In total, he made 58 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals.

During his time at Old Trafford he won the 1996/97 Premier League and 1998/99 Champions League.

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He also had a spell at Barcelona, playing 54 times for the club.

The Dutchman also had spells at Celta Vigo, Deportivo Alaves and Espanyol.

After hanging up his boots he managed the Ecuadorian national team and Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Despite his vast football career, some will best know him for being the son of a legend of the game.

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It is Jordi Cruyff, his father Johan is widely regarded as one of the greatest players and managers ever.

Cruyff is now working at his and his dad’s old club Barca, helping current boss Xavi imprint his style.

Man Utd are set to play the LaLiga outfit in the Europa League play-off round.

Cruyff was in attendance at the draw and admitted he struggled to control his excitement for the game when he found out.

On his father’s legacy and pressure to live up to him, he told The Telegraph: “You compare mortal with an immortal, a legend with a normal player.

“I know if people love to compare then it’s stressful because you can never win.

I think I had that stress in Spain when I was younger and when I went to Man Utd that’s where I felt liberated from all this – in my opinion – stupidity.

“I still have it almost on a daily basis, the older generation they still have tears when they see me, they want to talk.

They just have a necessity to say something about my father and people still have tears in their eyes. I hear it. I’m proud.”

Jordi Cruyff won the Premier League at Man Utd


Jordi Cruyff won the Premier League at Man UtdCredit: PA:Empics Sport

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