Real Sociedad captain on playing at 'mythical' Old Trafford

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La Real's captain is hoping for three points at the home of the Premier League champions

Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto has claimed that his side will go to Old Trafford on Wednesday looking for a win.

The Spanish team play Manchester United this midweek looking for their first Champions League win of the season.

However, La Real’s leader is firm that his boys will go for the win against David Moyes’ men at what he calls ‘a mythical stadium’.

“It is not only me, we are all really excited to go to a mythical stadium such as Old Trafford, to play against one of the best teams in the world,” he told a press conference.

“We intend to go there to compete, to stand up and why not to try and beat them?

“It is an important game. We are going there with zero points and we need a good result so as to stay alive in the group, to give us hope. If we are defeated then qualification to the next round would be very complicated, so we will compete, try to get the win and to play a great game.

“5,000 Real fans travelling out to the game? I’m sure if we had been given 10,000 tickets then more would have come.

“We should give value to their effort and the money they are spending in travelling out there. We will see if we can offer them a good game and dedicate a victory.”

The San Sebastian side head into the match having broken a winless run of games at the weekend that stretched back to August. United meanwhile, have also endured a tough start to the season.

“It is surprising to see them down in the League standings, but they have great players and if we think they are in trouble and that it will be easier, then I believe it will become more complicated.

“It might not seem so hard, but they have big names and quality and I am sure they will return to form in the Premier League.”

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