Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Champions League semi-final against Manchester United, and is hopeful that the German side can repeat their heroics from the previous round against Inter.
The first leg of the semi-final between Schalke and United will be played on Tuesday evening in Gelsenkirchen, and the much-coveted shot-stopper insists that not being the favourites is a position that the team excels in.
"It was certainly surprising, especially after we fell behind after only 20 seconds and then later went 2-1 down. Nobody thought we could score five at San Siro. Our fans had faith in us but I don't think they believed we'd go through in the way we did," said Neuer to Uefa.com.
"I'm not worried about our underdog status against Manchester United – we enjoyed playing that role against Inter."
The highly-rated glovesman added that he is not scared of facing the Premier League table-toppers, stating: "I have respect for the Manchester players but I'm not afraid of them. I've already played against Rooney once, in the  World Cup, and it ended positively for Germany. I hope it'll be similar against Manchester United.
"They have many good players. There is the experience of Ryan Giggs and Edwin van der Sar. I was a big fan of Van der Sar when I was growing up, but you can't just pick out one player. The team is the star at Manchester United. I have to say I really like the way they play."