Paul Pogba says Barcelona will have “Paris in their minds” when Manchester United come to the Nou Camp for next week’s Champions League quarter-final second leg.
A Luke Shaw own-goal condemned the Red Devils to their second home defeat of the knockout stage as Barcelona took a slender advantage away from Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side also lost 2-0 at home against Paris St-Germain in the last 16, though they went to the Parc des Princes and got the 3-1 outcome they needed on a famous night last month – one for which Pogba was suspended.
The French ace was in the side as United failed to muster a single shot on target against the La Liga giants but he believes Ernesto Valverde and his team will be taking nothing for granted.
“We know where we can hurt them. Probably Paris will be in their minds for sure because they saw what we can do against PSG,” said Pogba.
“Obviously they will be comfortable on their own pitch but let us see. We’ll see what happens at the end. Of course, we believe that we can beat them.”
Despite facing just half the deficit when they go to Spain next week, Solskjaer says recovering the tie would be a “greater achievement” than the win in Paris, should his side manage to turn things around.
“We’re playing against a great team. It’s a tough one – we’ll go there with the knowledge we can score over there,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.
“We go there with one thing in my mind: we have to score.” United are 7.50 to win at the Nou Camp, with Barcelona favourites at 1.44 and the draw 4.75.