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De Gea – United will go for it this evening

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is the last man that can make a difference, as in him being the final United player that can stop Bayern Munich from scoring. The young Spaniard said he will be encouraging his fellow team-mates to start on the front-foot against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford this evening.

De Gea has stated that his side will not just sit back and surrender to the current European champions and the recently crowned Bundesliga champions for the second successive season. David Moyes side have been poor this season in the Barclays Premier League, Capital One Cup and in the FA Cup, but just one defeat in eight matches played in the UEFA Champions League means that it is the only tournament they have some good form in this season. Speaking in the match day programme, United Review, De Gea said:

“It’s been quite a tough period for us and we were down after defeats to Liverpool and City. But we are United and we must lift ourselves and fight because we’ve got a very big game tonight. It’s a knockout competition and anything can happen, so we’ve got to go all out for it.”

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De Gea was a crucial player in the 3-0 victory over Olympiacos, which meant United won 3-2 on aggregate earning a quarter-final tie with Bayern Munich. De Gea must be in the same frame of mind this evening as Bayern are the current holders of the trophy and they have only been defeated once this season, to United’s noisy neighbours Manchester City in the final match of the group stages of the competition. Former United player and European champion Paddy Crerand said he believed that Bayern have much of the pressure on the this evening, he said:

“In many respects, United have got nothing to lose because everyone is expecting Bayern to not just win this tie, but win the whole competition. But why couldn’t we spring a surprise? We all know anything is possible in football…we famously witnessed that against Bayern in ’99 on that unbelievable night in Barcelona. While this tie looks a very hard task for United, Bayern will know they’ll be in for a battle, both tonight and next Wednesday in Munich.”

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By Paul Bienkowski

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