Real Madrid defender Pepe says victory over Barcelona sets them up nicely for their Champions League trip to Manchester United.

Real won 2-1 over their eternal rivals.

"We are very going through a good streak. We have shown that we are a group and we fight until the end. We have got two important consecutive wins, both because of how we played and because of who they came against, which is a great motivation for the match against Manchester United. We are happy and now we must think about resting for Tuesday's match," said Pepe.

He also spoke about his role in midfield: "I am proud to play for Real Madrid. I did so in midfield today, but the most important thing was to help the team to get the win".