Manchester United’s inspiring victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 has given manager, OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER the belief of doing same to Barcelona’s in tonight’s first leg quarter final at the Old Trafford.
Barcelona are aiming to take another step closer to a third treble of La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey since 2009 but must overcome the Red Devils over both legs to brighten their chances.
Solskjaer is confident he has the players to stop in-form Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez.
He also they have learned from their mistakes after losing 2-0 at home to PSG before pulling off a miraculous 3-1 victory in Paris to progress on away goals.
“I can feel the tension, the excitement. I felt the mood ahead of PSG home game was different. We have learnt from that PSG game,” said the Norwegian, who was appointed United’s new permanent manager last month after a highly successful caretaker spell in charge.
Of course when you get Barcelona, with the quality of their team, we know we need to step up our game.
“We know we need to perform to our best levels, which we didn’t against PSG at home.
The outcome of the second leg against PSG has given the players and supporters belief that the same is possible against Barcelona.”
United’s comeback at the Parc des Princes was even more remarkable as Solskjaer was without 10 first-team players.