Valencia boss Unai Emery says they face tougher opposition in Spain than Champions League opponents Manchester United. While hardly condemning United, he does rate them as slightly inferior to both Barcelona and Real, against whom his own side were defeated at the weekend.

"Real and Barcelona are the best two club sides in the world," Emery said.

"Manchester United are almost level with them but I think they are just behind."

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