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United v Inter - Fergie v Mourinho

United v Inter - Fergie v Mourinho

Well, we were handed the toughest possible opponent for the 1st knockout round of the Champions League: out of Atletico Madrid, Lyon, Sporting, Real Madrid and Inter, we got the Italian champions.

Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford then and the stakes are high. Internazionale Milano haven't won the competition since 1965 and are desperate to end that drought while United must hope they won't fall to the 'Holders' Curse' - in the last four seasons, the reigning European Champions fell at the last 16 EACH TIME.

First leg will be played on February 24/25, return leg on March 10/11. The first game of the tie will be at San Siro and the second leg will be played at Old Trafford - an important advantage.

The full draw:

24 February 2009

Internazionale v Manchester United
Olympique Lyonnais v FC Barcelona
Arsenal v AS Roma
Atl├ętico Madrid v FC Porto

25 February 2009

Villarreal CF v Panathinaikos
Real Madrid v Liverpool FC
Sporting v Bayern Munich
Chelsea v Juventus

10 March 2009

Panathinaikos v Villarreal CF
Liverpool FC v Real Madrid
Bayern Munich v Sporting
Juventus v Chelsea

11 March 2009

Manchester United v Internazionale
FC Barcelona v Olympique Lyonnais
AS Roma v Arsenal
Porto v Atl├ętico Madrid



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Friday December 19 2008
Time: 1:24PM

Comments

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It bothers me to say it but you can get past Inter Milan. JM is a clever manager and knows how to play you, but Inter have glaring lapses of concentration and they still rely heavily on the oft-injured but brilliant Ibrahimovic. The result depends on which Man Utd bothers to show up, of course, but Inter aren't as tough as they seem. The Italian league isn't as good as it once was. I watch it every week and it doesn't compare to England.
RadioactiveD
19/12/2008 13:51:00
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Radio, get back to our forums! :D Anyway, JM is an amazing tactician and will be a tough obstacle. I cant wait to see it! The very thought gets my mouth watering! :D I fancy you fellas to go thorough, though, given Inter's european record.
JT_daniel
19/12/2008 14:28:00
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Well thats you out, Hurrah
Tiny T
19/12/2008 14:51:00
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The second leg at home is huge advantage for us and we should win at home! All we have to do now is get a good result away and I'm sure we can. Berbatov's unpredictability will really help us in Europe as many defenders don't know how to deal with him.
ForeverUnited
19/12/2008 15:03:00
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Tiny T, I don't know what team you support, but United have as good a chance as any to get through. After all, we're not the reigning Champions of England, Europe (and the World) for nothing :)
Man utd champions
23/12/2008 09:44:00
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