BEN­FICA v MAN UTD Tonight, 7.45pm – ITV1

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RYAN GIGGS in­sists Manch­ester United can beat their Barcelona hoodoo as they pre­pare to have an­other crack at the Cham­pi­ons League. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have lost two of the

last three Euro­pean fi­nals to the Cata­lan giants.

Pep Guardi­ola’s men have got even stronger this sum­mer af­ter sign­ing Cesc Fabre­gas and Alexis Sanchez. But, as United pre­pare to kick off their own cam­paign at Ben­fica, Giggs (left) main­tains the Nou Camp out­fit don’t scare Fergie’s boys.

“It’s dif­fi­cult to bridge the gap be­cause they are such a good team, but it’s not im­pos­si­ble,” he said. “Teams have beaten them. We beat them three years ago.

“In terms of per­son­nel it’s not too dif­fer­ent from then.

“What they have is the ex­pe­ri­ence and con­fi­dence of win­ning things. We have to over­come that.

“If we come up against them again, we’ll be

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