United heroes can take Barcelona

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Manchester United’s star striker Wayne Rooney has no fear of playing Spanish giants Barcelona in the Champions League quarter finals, declaring United will beat any opposition they face.

“We will be confident we can win whoever we get in the next round,' the England international striker told reporters.

“If you are going to win this tournament you have to play anyone - and beat them.”

Edwin Van der Sar backed Rooney’s calls to play Barcelona when interviewed by TalkSPORT. Asked who he most wanted to face in the quarters, the star goalkeeper replied, “Foreign team. Definitely!”

Manchester United beat Marseille 2-1 in the second leg of the final 16 at Old Trafford last night, and Van der Sar is hoping to take the Champions League trophy and secure the treble in his last year before he retires.


"That's the aim, of course," he said. "It would be a great way to finish,” he said.

And if United’s performance against Marseille and their confidence against any other team still in the running is anything to go by, they could very well be favourites to take the Champions League title.

“It was a tough game, we knew Marseille are a big physical team but we came through and just deserved to in the end,” Rooney said of United’s performance against Marseille.

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