The defender came on for Rio Ferdinand towards the end of the Gothenburg friendly and, although Barca won a penalty shoot-out, he was clearly thrilled to be competing against some of the Catalan club's top stars in the closing stages.
"They're a great team so it was always going to be a great match to come on in," he told MUTV. "It's a fantastic experience.
"They have so many great players, you can see that from what they've won over the last few years, so it was a great side to test myself against.
"I already knew they were a great side but to see it live from the bench and then on the pitch just emphasises how good they are with their one-touch and two-touch passing. It's out of this world."