Barcelona boss: What I fear most about United
Two of Barcelona's leading figures were guarding against complacency and warning of Manchester United's spirit when they answered media questions on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League clash at the Nou Camp.
“We have the references of what they [United] have done in the Champions League away this season,”said Valverde, at Barcelona's pre-match press conference.
“In the Champions League they have won three games away and have won a couple of those in the last few minutes so we have to be alert.We got an away goal [at Old Trafford] but it’s not a definite result. We have to play our game, we will try to keep a clean sheet and they will try to do the same.
“Our idea is to go and try to win the game, we will not go out there knowing that we have an advantage. We can’t think that.”
“What I fear most is the spirit they have. We respect them as a team, for what they are and the history they have.Manchester United has a special thing, they won a European Cup in the last few minutes, so we have to keep that in mind.
“You can feel their spirit on the pitch and we will see that tomorrow.”
Highlights: United v BarcelonaVideo
“In front of us we have a team that has a lot of desire. They have won some away matches and we do not have a big advantage [from the first leg].They have very rapid players, so we always need to be alert. Like it was at Old Trafford, it's important for us to concentrate. We saw in the first leg that United is a very difficult team to confront.
“We always need to be alert. I think it’s the key to win this very difficult game.United know how to play in a very calm way. They made things really hard for us. Tomorrow we want to go out and master the game and have the ball as much as possible. But we also have to defend as well as we did there.
“He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world right now,”said Ter Stegen.
“He is one of United's most important players and for me tomorrow, it’s always nice to have someone who you play against who is of the highest level.Tomorrow is a tough day for everyone, for me and him, and he has the same objective as me, to get a clean sheet. We hope we can do that and score and make it very difficult for them.