He said: "That night changed our relationship with our fans.
"They still have not fully forgiven us. I have spoken with some of them recently and that much is clear. The 7-1 scoreline is imprinted in the minds of our supporters and that is why they are demanding we return this week and bring home a positive score for them.
"We have come to Manchester without fear but we are fully aware of our responsibility. If we win this week it would, for me, be one of the greatest nights and one of the greatest causes for celebration in my career."