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Ferdinand: Man Utd confident going into Barcelona clash

Rio Ferdinand says Manchester United are full of confidence going into tonight's clash against Barcelona.

"We are confident, definitely," he told ManUtd.com. "People talk about them being the best side in the tournament but I don't know.

"We have already beaten Roma and Lyon, the best sides in Italy and France. Barcelona, if you look at the league table, aren't the best team in Spain and weren't last season either.

"We know we're playing a top side. People talk about 'acid tests' but I think each game is an acid test. Barcelona have great prestige and history, but whether they're the best team around at the moment, we'll have to wait and see."

He added: "I'm looking forward to the game and the occasion - the Nou Camp is a prestigious arena with great traditions. The players on show are all illustrious names and talented footballers, so to be able to come up against them is a fantastic opportunity."

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