Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes the side are capable of defeating Barcelona, who “will respect” the English giants.
The Portuguese was sacked at Old Trafford in December but believes the current team, now coached by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, can build on their victories over Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in the tournament.
“United this season was capable to win against Juventus and against PSG why not to do it against Barcelona,” Mourinho told RT News.
“Barca will be aware of that, will respect United and Old Trafford. Messi will want to leave his footprint in a mythical stadium.”
The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final takes place in Manchester on Wednesday night.