Rafael reveals the key to avoiding Greek tragedy

Manchester United star explains that adventure is paramount to the club's progression hopes…

Manchester United collide with Olympiacos at Old Trafford later today, Wednesday, knowing they have to score twice to at least take the Greek Super League champions into additional time in their Champions League Round of 16 tussle.

While goals are a mandatory requirement, manager David Moyes will presumably implore his side not to attack with reckless abandonment but, rather, with intelligent build-up play - a tactic touched on by roaming right back Rafael da Silva.

The Brazilian informed the club's official website: "We need to play differently to how we did in the first game and be more adventurous. We just need to work hard and attack as often as possible."

Da Silva also noted the club's history when it comes to scoring early and frequently when competing in Europe. He reminisced: "Since I arrived at Old Trafford, the fans have always given us energy and we seem to score a lot of early goals in big games.

"I remember against Bayern Munich when we scored two early goals and then went 3-0 up before half-time. That's what we should do tonight, we should play like we did in that first half."

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