Manchester United star man knows only one team can win the Champions League

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.

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Lee Hurley

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