Marcos Rojo insists Manchester United’s victory against Paris Saint Germain has changed all the equations and the Red Devils are being seen as a more respectful opponent.
United lost the first leg 2-0 at the Old Trafford and everybody thought it would be a walk in the park for the French giants. But two goals from Romelu Lukaku changed all the dimensions and they eventually turned it around with Marcus Rashford converting from the spot in the dying minutes.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are scheduled to host Barcelona on Wednesday and Rojo feels it won’t be an easy thing for the Catalans. ”You should never write anyone off out of hand. Of course, Barcelona have huge experience of playing in lots of finals and semi-finals in the Champions League for a good few years now. But we have our own strengths too, and we have to know how to make best use of them. Of course, they will be favourites to go through but we are going to give everything we’ve possibly got to ensure that we go through.
“For me, after Paris, everything changed, I reckon that all the teams in Europe are now starting to look at us differently and to show us a little bit more respect because this is a great club with so much history and I reckon that in these games that counts for a lot. And I don’t think there’s any team out there who really wants to come to Old Trafford to play United. In fact I’m sure of that, so we have a lot of things in our favour, like being at home in front of our own fans to give us the chance to take a lead over there.”