Manchester United to qualify at odds 2.45
Real Madrid - Manchester United (Champions League)
The Champions League is now in the knock out stage and the most interesting encounter in this stage would be the clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United. The first leg of this match will be played in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium of Madrid and in my opinion this would be a huge advantage for Real Madrid to make a good performance at home and to secure a positive result in front of their supporters. They know very well that they won't be able to do much in the return leg, in Old Trafford so they would give everything to win this first leg.
Manchester United does have a great coach as Sir Alex Ferguson and it is quite clear that he knows very much on how to take maximum from his team and would be able to think as much as it would possible on how to stop Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as after that it would be much easier at home. Real Madrid does have a great coach as well as Jose Mourinho and we all know that he is very successful coach especially in the Champions League. He declared after the draw of Champions League, that it is always difficult to eliminate Sir Alex Ferguson from Champions League.
It would be very interesting to see Cristiano Ronaldo return in Old Trafford after several years even that it would be really difficult for him to play against a team that he had played for six years and that he consider himself playing at home. Surely he would feel the pressure to score against Manchester United, against Sir Alex Ferguson and against many supporters of Manchester United that despite of giving him support surely don't want their team to be out from this important tournament.
In my opinion Manchester United is favorite to me in this encounter and not Real Madrid due to many factors. The first one is that Sir Alex Ferguson know Jose Mourinho very well and he would play in that way to stop Jose Mourinho tactics from the start. An important factor is that Sir Alex Ferguson know Cristiano Ronaldo even better so he know very well Cristiano Ronaldo weak sides and would play in that way so Cristiano Ronaldo would not be able to do much in this encounter.
To me Manchester United can secure the qualification in Old Trafford with maybe a draw in Santiago Bernabeu and a win in Old Trafford. The odds are quite good at the moment so i'm going for Mancherster United to qualify.
Prediction: Manchester United to qualify
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