ole gunnar solskjaer confident man united can score in barcelona

12:00    11 Apr 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that his team can score in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League tie away to Barcelona next week.

The Spanish side claimed a 1-0 win in the first leg at Old Trafford last night, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez combining to force an own goal from Luke Shaw. The return game will played at Camp Nou next Tuesday.

"We're playing against a great team. It's a tough one - we'll go there with the knowledge we can score over there," Solskjaer told BT Sport. "We go there with one thing in my mind: we have to score."

In the previous round, United turned around a 2-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain by winning 3-1 in the French capital to advance on away goals.

"The PSG performance gives us hope and belief we can do it, but we are playing against the favourites," said Solskjaer, adding that recovering to reach the last four would be a "greater achievement" than the win in Paris.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde also refused to write off the English side.

"Look how they did in Paris, you need only to look at how they did there - the result is yet to be decided," said the Spaniard.

"They are a powerful side and when they pressed us they caused us difficulties. Football is a funny game, it's full of everything. It's hard to move the ball when they are being aggressive in their pressing.

"We thought it was going to be very difficult and 1-0 is not going to decide anything."
 

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