Van der Sar hails Man Utd's "mental strength"

Edwin van der Sar has hailed the "mental strength" of Manchester United.

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He said: "The quality of the team is its strength and that includes mental strength. The players and the management team have a lot of character. You have to go from game to game and from strength to strength. That is how it is at this club.

"We have a lot of individual quality in the team but being a team is also important. We worked extremely hard together as Barcelona are not a bad team.

"They have not done brilliantly in the league but against us they really performed. It was hard work but we got a great result."

United saw off Barcelona thanks to a superb defensive display and a magnificent winner from the evergreen Paul Scholes.

Van der Sar added: "I was pleased to keep two clean sheets against them because we always know we have a goal in us.

"Scholesy was brilliant in training before the game. We know he is always capable of scoring and is a great player."

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