Xavi commended his players after Man United draw last night.
The Blaugrana hosted Man United for their first-leg Europa League play-off tie at Camp Nou.
Barcelona scored the first goal after the first half and Marcus Rashford leveled the game three minutes later.
Rashford then went on to create the second United goal when the ball deflected into the goal off defender Jules Kounde.
Somehow Raphinha managed to find the back of the net in the 76th minute when his cross escaped David de Gea.
Xavi said: ‘It was a really tough game, really difficult with a lot of intensity, passion, rhythm. We have to be proud because we competed well until the end.
‘We could have won in the last two chances but we played against a top team in Europe. Manchester is coming back and today they showed their best version.
‘We competed really well, we need to be proud. Now we need to compete well in Old Trafford.
‘Now we are in the Europa League we are coming back and today we showed a very good performance both teams.’