Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side still has a chance to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals in spite of sustaining a 1-0 loss to Barcelona at Old Trafford
The Catalans drew first blood against the Red Devils in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-finals tie, as they come one step closer towards bettering their record from the past three seasons.
It was Luke Shaw, who put the ball behind David de Gea’s back in the 12th minute to hand La Liga giants big advantage ahead of the return leg that will take place at Camp Nou next Tuesday.
Although overturning Barca’s lead in Catalonia seems like a daunting prospect for the Premier League heavyweights, Solskjaer thinks his men can do it should they manage to replicate the same performance like the one against PSG.
“The PSG performance gives us hope and belief we can do it, but we are playing against the favorites,” he stated after Wednesday’s showdown.
“It will be a bigger achievement winning that one because, with the history of Barcelona, they are not used to losing at home, but we can do it. No doubt about it.”
However, a victory over Barcelona in Spain will require something special from Manchester United, who failed to produce a single shot on target for the entire 90 minutes in front of the home supporters.