David de Gea wants to beat the best teams in Europe.
The Red Devils will face the Catalan giants in the Europa League play-off in February.
Man United finish second in the Group E and needs to beat Barcelona to further progress in the Europa League.
The Europa League play-offs take place on February 16, with the second legs on February 23.
Man United goalkeeper David de Gea labels Barcelona as ‘one of the best in the world’.
‘We know Barcelona is a great team, I think they are playing well,’ De Gea told Manchester United’s official website.
‘Of course, it was one of the teams that we probably didn’t want to play against but if you want to win the Europa League, you have to play against the best teams and Barcelona is [one of these].
‘It’s one for the fans and we will try our best to win both games. I think it’s a good test.
‘Of course, playing against the best teams is always a challenge, so we need to be very ready to play against Barcelona and to play against any team that we have to play against.’