Ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League play-off game against Barcelona tonight, Erik ten Hag has encouraged the fans to be in full voice to help the players.

You can hear it in the stands. That the fans feel a connection with this team and the feeling is mutual. We are all on a journey together, moving forward game-by-game and, tonight, we need the fans, as well as the players, to be at the top of their game, if we are to create a memorable night at Old Trafford.

I think we have to make a bond together, the fans and the players. We have to keep the process going. It’s great at Old Trafford, and at away games, and you feel it, the vibe between the fans and players. We have to keep working on it.

Barcelona are currently eight points clear at the top of La Liga and while Ten Hag recognises what a big club they are, he is the mood for victory.

We know Barcelona is a big team, it’s a big club, but we are really excited to face them. We really want to go for this chance. That is what counts.