Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has quite a lot of religion in his previous aspect, who will face Atletico Madrid within the last-16 of the Champions League subsequent week
However Ralf Rangnick’s aspect will flip their consideration to the Champions League knockout phases subsequent week, after they journey to face Atletico Madrid within the first leg of their last-16 tie.
United made it by means of the group stage by ending prime of Group F, regardless of solely profitable half of their matches in opposition to Villarreal, Younger Boys and Atalanta.
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They might be seen as rank outsiders to win the competitors by most, however former United goalkeeper Schmeichel is in little doubt about their credentials.
Showing as a visitor on American broadcaster CBS’ Champions League protection final night time, he was requested by Richards: “Peter, do you truthfully imagine that Manchester United can win the Champions League? Be sincere with me now, no messing round.”
After an extended pause, he replied emphatically: “Sure. What sort of a query is that?”
Following a giant snicker from the studio, which additionally included Thierry Henry, Carragher responded: “What sort of a solution is that?”
And Schmeichel’s confidence in his former membership is especially courageous, contemplating United’s current run of outcomes beneath Rangnick.
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Cristiano Ronaldo broke his six-game goalless run with a strong end to place the hosts 1-0 up in opposition to the Seagulls, who then had Lewis Dunk despatched off.
Bruno Fernandes added gloss to the rating line on the counter-attack within the 97th minute to ship Rangnick’s aspect as much as fourth within the Premier League desk.
They are going to journey to Leeds United for a derby on Sunday earlier than a visit to Madrid to face Diego Simeone’s aspect within the last-16 first leg.
“Large win however we nonetheless have fairly just a few video games to play after three attracts,” Rangnick stated after the Brighton win.
“Two of them at dwelling. This was a vital win and even so after the first-half right now, right now for a change we had a greater second-half than the first-half and within the second-half it paid off, we had been extra aggressive, we had been primed to intercept and assault them in larger positions, so a extremely vital win for us.
“It was completely different from the final three video games as a result of we had been Dr Jekyll within the first-half and this time within the second-half.
“I feel it is higher within the second-half when it is nonetheless 0-0 we are able to win the sport in the long run. Immediately it was solely about getting the three factors.”
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