Manchester United lost 3-2 at home to Athletic Bilbao last week meaning they have a difficult task in the away leg tonight. Bilbao were the better side on the night and despite scoring one from an offside position and another from a bizarrely awarded freekick, they did deserve to win.
Wayne Rooney has acknowledged that we didn’t give a good enough account of ourselves in the first leg but is confident we can improve tonight.
“We have to be confident,” he told the official site. “They obviously played some great football at Old Trafford and deserved to win. We need to show better than what we did that night because we let ourselves down. We’ll be going out there to do our best to win and get through to the next round because this is a competition we want to win. It’ll be a difficult game but we all have the confidence and belief that we can do it.”
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