Robin van Persie knows that only one team can win the Champions League as Manchester United get ready to face Olympiacos on Tuesday.
The Dutchman opened the scoring for United on Saturday at Crystal Palace from the spot to keep his side in the hunt for a Champions League place for next season, but it is this season’s competition which the United focus has now shifted to.
Van Persie will no doubt to be delighted to be over the injury problems which dogged the past few months and is now at full fitness and will be hoping United can move past Olympiacos in to the next round.
Van Persie said
“Only one team can win it, and it’s very hard. It’s a trophy many players don’t win; [you win it] once, if you’re very lucky. You have a couple of players who’ve won it more than once but it’s a very special trophy everyone wants to win every year.
“It seems to get harder every year to win it, because the teams are getting better and better. So it’s always hard if you want something everyone wants.”
The Greek club, however, know what they are to do if they are to have any chance of overcoming Manchester United with their club director Pierre Issa saying
“We cannot let Van Persie and Rooney play. We must be at our best. We have excellent defence in our team, and of course it will be a challenge for them to stop United’s strikers, who are the best in Europe. The team will be very proud if they can stop Rooney and Van Persie scoring. It’s a challenge to stop them. We will have to work hard.”
Manchester united will face Olympiacos in Greece on Tuesday night and will find the Greeks a hard side to break down. Their defence has been solid this season, conceding only nine goals in 25 league games. Manchester United have, however, won all four games against Olympiacos in the past and will look to continue that on Tuesday.by