​Barcelona star Gerard Pique has revealed that he is looking forward to returning to his "second home" after the Catalan giants were drawn against ​Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.


Pique who moved to Old Trafford from the Camp Nou in 2004 spent four seasons at the club but struggled for gametime with them, making only 23 appearances in all competitions before moving back to Spain.


The defender has in the past admitted that United remain a special club to him as they aided his development both professionally and personally with the centre-back reserving special praise for legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.



Pique took to social networking site Twitter to express his happiness with the draw, writing that, "I'm coming back to my second home".


The last time United and Barcelona faced off in the competition was way back in 2011, with the Catalan giants thoroughly outclassing their opponents in the final, beating them 3-1 and winning the title that year. 


The 32-year-old has been a rock at the back for Barcelona ever since he returned, with the defender going on to make 485 appearances for the club so far, helping them win seven La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey's and four Champions League honours.