Manchester United star Juan Mata has revealed what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the squad ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash against Barcelona.
“To achieve things, in football and life, you have to believe it’s possible to do so,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “We’ll go into the game against Barcelona with that attitude after the conversations between the manager and the players. Why can’t we do it? We’ve had very positive experiences in the Champions League this season against teams who were fancied over us. The result from the first leg is bad, but if we didn’t believe [we had a chance of going through] then it wouldn’t have made sense even coming.”
An own goal from Luke Shaw gifted Ernesto Valverde’s side a vital away goal coming into this game, meaning United have to score on Tuesday if they are to have any chance of survival.
Take note, that PSG appeared to be on course to secure a quarter-final place following a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford, but United registered a dramatic upset in Paris by sealing a 3-1 victory to dump the French champions out of the competition.
Marcus Rashford’s late penalty decided the tie after Presnell Kimpembe was controversially adjudged to have handled the ball in the area.