Danny Welbeck’s inclusion may have raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday night but he did more than enough to justify his place in the starting XI. He scored our only goal of the game and was arguably our best player, alongside David de Gea.

Welbeck, who grew up in Longsight supporting United, said the key was not to be intimidated by the opposition or huge stadium.

“You come to the Bernabeu and it’s a magnificent stadium,” Welbeck said. “With all the names they’ve got we just knew we had to set out as if it was going to be another game. We came here to play the game, not the occasion, and no matter who we’re playing against we’re going to set out like Manchester United do and try to win the game.”

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