Danny Welbeck has insisted that Manchester United will relish, rather than fear, their Champions League quarter-final clash with holders Bayern Munich.
United overturned a 2-0 deficit at Old Trafford against Olympiakos in the week with a 3-0 win. They were rewarded with a tough tie against the German champions.
It's been a tough season for the Red Devils in David Moyes first season in charge. Last year's Premier League champions have been well off the pace and have fallen as low as seventh this time around.
Their midweek win provided a rare high-point for Moyes' side but Munich will be favorites to end their cup run.
In contrast Pep Guardiola's men comfortably dispatched of Arsenal, higher than United in the Premier League, in the last round. They are also unbeaten and running riot in the Bundesliga, their nearest challengers are a distant 23 points behind.
The German side will also have the advantage of hosting United at the Allianz Arena in the second-leg rather than first up.
Despite the odd's being stacked against the Manchester outfit, Welbeck is looking forward to the tie.
"We're going to be up against a tough team, they are the reigning champions, but you know that in the Champions League you’re going to face the best teams." The 23-year-old told his club's official site.
"Both nights will be great occasions, and we'll be looking forward to them.
"We'd maybe have preferred to have played the home leg second but I don’t think you should look too much into that as it’s going to be a difficult game both home and away.
"We've got to be prepared physically, mentally and tactically as well. Going into that game we'll be really focused."
Welbeck has passed double figures for his club this season and the England striker will look to add to that tally, in the absense of Robin van Persie, against West Ham United this evening.