Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he does not believe in fate, but admits 'sometimes things are meant to be' as he gets ready to return to the Nou Camp this week.
Twenty years on from his dramatic injury-time winner in Barcelona
that sealed Manchester United
's Treble, Solskjaer is hoping to mastermind another comeback.
His side are 1-0 down after losing the first leg
of their Champions League
quarter-final at Old Trafford last week thanks to a Luke Shaw own goal.
The United squad, including former boss Sir Alex Ferguson and former chief executive David Gill, arrived at Manchester airport on Monday morning having earlier driven into training.
They fly out to Spain at midday before a press conference at the ground, followed by training on the pitch.
Alexis Sanchez was named among United's travelling contingent.
The Chilean has been sidelined for the last six weeks because of a knee injury, but has returned to bolster an attack that failed to register a shot on target in last week's defeat at Old Trafford.
Midfielder Nemanja Matic and full back Matteo Darmian were also part of the 22-man squad heading out to Barcelona.
They arrived at Carrington training ground on Monday morning ahead of making their way to the airport before catching the flight.
On returning to the scene of the final in 1999, where he and Teddy Sheringham swung the game in injury time, Solskajer admitted to ESPN
: 'I don't believe in fate but I do believe that you get what you deserve.
'Sometimes things are meant to be if you really go it.
'I'm not the type to think: "This makes me proud." I will feel the butterflies, I will be excited. I cannot wait to get going because it's the biggest stage.
'It's against the best club of the last 10 or 15 years. Since [Pep] Guardiola took over they have been absolutely brilliant.'
The United manager believes he can replicate his Treble success now he is at the wheel at Old Trafford.
'I think we've got to set that standard. We can do it one day.
'It's going to be more and more difficult. Football has changed and there are more and more clubs with more and more money. In England, it's hard to get a top six place.
'Then you've got Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus - it will be difficult but you can never say impossible.'