Iqbal has admitted adapting to different conditions against European opposition will help United's youngsters.
United travelled to Spain for a week's training camp at the weekend and they played Cadiz CF on Wednesday night. United were defeated 4-2 in the friendly match but it was an opportunity for the Reds' young players to play in front of Erik ten Hag.
"Yeah, two sloppy goals [first half], first game after a little break, so we'll look back on it," Iqbal told MUTV. "A great experience overall in Spain, adapting to the weather and getting fitness up for the first 45 minutes. I think the whole team did well.
"Maybe the first 10 minutes were a bit sloppy, but I think we grew into the game as a team together. Saturday we're playing Real Betis, a strong side and high up in La Liga, but it will be a great experience, especially for the lads that came on in the second half.
"We're all young, we're all learning, so it's been a great experience so far. I thought they [youngsters] did well, they competed. We're still on our journeys and there's more to come."
Iqbal also discussed the different tactical demands that playing against European opposition can bring.
He added: "Different tactics, they kept two strikers high and they kept the two wingers, so just about the counter-attack, staying deep and screening. It was different opposition, different tactics and all of this adds up."