By Martin Blackburn
ALEX FERGUSON has warned Barcelona: You don’t scare us.
The Nou Camp stars are the hot Champions League favourites in today’s draw.
Most teams want to avoid them but Manchester United boss Fergie insisted: “I don’t think it’s good tactics to go into how good they are or show trepidation or apprehension about it. I don’t think that’s our way. You have to face whoever comes along and we have got experience of playing Barcelona recently.
“We knocked them out in the semi-final and then lost the final to them in Rome.
“So we’ve got the experience of being there and it’s all the same players they’ve got.”
Barca impressed everyone with their performance over two legs against Arsenal and are widely-expected to reach Wembley on May 28.
Fergie is a big fan too – but reckons his team would know what to expect having been paired with them twice in the last three years.
United beat the Spanish giants over two legs in the semi-final in 2008 en route to winning the competition.
But 12 months on Barca got their revenge in the final in Rome as Pep Guardiola’s men ran out 2-0 winners.
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Sir Alex Ferguson has no intention of following Harry Redknapp’s lead and declaring Barcelona to be the best club side ever.
Redknapp offered his verdict last week in the wake of Barca’s devastating performance against Arsenal at the Nou Camp that allowed them to sweep into the Champions League quarter-finals as huge favourites to lift the trophy at Wembley on May 28.
Tottenham could be paired with them in tomorrow’s draw, as could Manchester United.
And it is that knowledge, as well as the recent memory of coming out on top against the Catalan giants in a tense semi-final encounter that produced a single Paul Scholes goal, that ensures Ferguson will not fall into the trap of proclaiming Barcelona as unbeatable.