Deschamps looks for United shock



Marseille boss Didier Deschamps feels his side can pull off one of the Champions League shocks and dump Manchester United out of the competition.

Whilst Marseille are French champions, technically they are a long way behind the Premier League leaders, but Deschamps still believes his team can pull off a famous victory.

Marseille, who have won 4 of the last 5 in the French League only need a score draw to progress, with the away goals rule in their favour following a goalless draw at home, and Deschamps is confident his team can score at Old Trafford.

He said, “If you look at the match purely from a statistical point of view, Manchester United have not been defeated at home for a long time.

“They have conceded only one goal in seven Champions League games and are a very strong side, so it is a tough task.

“In addition they are one of four or five teams who have a realistic chance of winning the Champions League.

“On paper you would fully expect Manchester United to qualify. But we have a chance, a little opportunity. Football is not about statistics alone.”

Marseille lost to Chelsea earlier this season on their last trip to England, and Deschamps admitted his team would have to improve on that performance to stand any chance.

“We made some individual errors,” said Deschamps.

“What I know is that at the highest level and playing against United they will give us nothing.

“It was a good result for them in the first leg and they are very experienced. Despite our good run in the league this is a very different game for us.

“It is a big step up and we have to come up with the right kind of challenge.”

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