"In England, we will have more space, because here we did not have that. The Champions League is not the Liga, the players are more motivated.
"The fans were ten out of ten and it was pleasant to play tonight. They know that we still have 90 minutes on their pitch and the key will be to score."
Barcelona president Joan Laporta was more forceful.
He beamed: "When we play our game, we produce the best football in the world. Manchester United has great power, but we have more quality and I hope we demonstrate this over there in England. It will be a game worthy to see.
"I am proud of the team."