McClaren does not believe Schalke have the firepower to damage Unitedâ€™s defence.
â€śI would rather have Unitedâ€™s offensive players than those of Schalke,â€ť the former Wolfsburg coach and United No2 told the Daily Express. â€śBut there is absolutely no disputing the fact that in Raul they have one of the best goal scorers in the world and a player who is always dangerous.
â€śHe is defying his age and has adapted brilliantly to the way Schalke play in Europe.
â€śSchalke are a strange team. They lost in the league at the weekend and their Bundesliga record is pretty indifferent. But put them in the cups and they are clearly a different side. That means they are very dangerous and United will be aware of how they can raise their game for big matches, and they donâ€™t come an awful lot bigger than Champions League semi-finals.â€ť