The Red Devils have been in impressive form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the Norwegian head coach took over the reins from Jose Mourinho in December.
If United make it past Barcelona they face a possible semi-final against Liverpool who, despite Jurgen Klopp's caution, will be expected to brush aside Porto as they did previous year. "Of course, with Cristiano [Ronaldo] still in it I don't think it's opened up that much".
On the pitch, the United that plays Barca should be stronger than the one that played in Paris, while the Catalans will be going into the game in Manchester having played a first-vs. -second match against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.
He was part of the travelling United squad for last week's memorable Champions League comeback victory over Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes, one of eight academy graduates to make the trip to Paris.
"I believe that you get what you deserve in life, in sport", he said. United won both and face another hard game against a Wolves team who had the better of them at Old Trafford in September.
"We want these games against the biggest clubs and the biggest teams".
Solskjaer's trip to the Camp Nou will stir happy memories for the former United striker, who scored the dramatic stoppage-time victor in the club's famous Champions League final triumph against Bayern Munich in 1999.
"You earn your luck, but sometimes it's better to be lucky than good". "Very disappointed in the result, it hurts more than anything, but it's not like we can't look at the performance and say we were s*** because we weren't".
"We're not challenging to win the league this year but we are challenging for the other two trophies. The mood is good, the training attitude is good, so hopefully we can keep that run going".
"This means football fans will notice extra patrols at Wolverhampton station throughout the day, and on train services to and from Manchester both before and after the game".
The Manchester United manager says he has "invited" Scholes to visit Carrington for a chat about his decision and to learn from his coaches.