Man United squad arrives in Barcelona with Sir Alex Ferguson

Man United squad arrives in Barcelona with Sir Alex Ferguson

The number of search lanes at the famous venue has been significantly increased to avoid congestion before the game on Tuesday night, and there will be more observers from United, the FA and UEFA to look out for any potential flashpoints.

But his side registered a single shot on target in the first leg at Old Trafford and the manager admitted that while the remarkable comeback at the Parc des Princes has given them belief, they will need to play considerably better in Catalonia. And it has prompted talk about the 26-year-old's future, with Manchester United one of the clubs interested in his signature, as per the Sport.

"Maybe teams are more open against us", he said of why he thought they had found goals easier to come by on their travels.

In the last 16, they recovered a 2-0 deficit against Paris St-Germain by winning 3-1 at the Parc des Princes to go through on away goals. "I expect them to be ready".

The former Inter Milan player has scored five goals in 30 La Liga appearances for Barcelona this season.

"We will use the PSG [match], we will use the Juventus away", said Solskjaer. I think we didn't play well [against West Ham], we have to improve a lot and now we have a big challenge on Tuesday.

"Let's hope he can end the season great for us".

"Let's hope when he's on the pitch he can be happy with his performance".

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The Catalan club shelled out £142million on the Brazilian, to make him the club's all-time most expensive player.

Solskjaer added: "Fitness wise he's available and of course, for Alexis who's been here and played here, when he's on the pitch he wants to prove a point for us as well. We have to take a deep breath and take those chances".

United are not the favourites for the fixture and so will need every small advantage they could get.

Stewards and police have been criticised by European fan groups for their heavy-handed approach at Barcelona games.

"We tried to Google that". We scored against PSG after two minutes and that's a massive factor. That changed the mentality because they started worrying. From then on, the [aggregate] draw will suit us. Sometimes it is luck, sometimes it is David at the other end saving.

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"We had (Barcelona) flustered at times here as well".

"We have to play our own way". We know we can turn things round.

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