The Red Devils took the lead in at the Bernabeu through Danny Welbeck, but were pegged back by former hero Cristiano Ronaldo.
After netting what could be a vital away goal, van Persie feels that United have moved ahead in the race for a spot in the quarter-finals, but he also insisted that there is plenty of work left to do:
“Slightly.” He responded when asked by Sky Sports if the result has put them on top in the tie:
“But at this level I don’t think these kinds of teams really care whether they are home or away.
“We don’t really care and they don’t really care. It’s just half-time now and we’ll be ready for the second half.
“There were chances for both sides and it was a great game to watch,”
The Dutchman had a few opportunities to hand the Premier League leaders a shock win in Spain, but was unable to convert.
He admitted that he was frustrated at being incapable of giving his side a shock aggregate lead, but that the result is still a positive one:
“We had a couple of good chances but if you had said before the game we would draw 1-1 then most of us would have taken it.”
Welbeck headed a Wayne Rooney corner past Diego Lopez to give United the lead on 20 minutes, but Ronaldo netted shortly after to level the scores.
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