Arsène Wenger

United have edge over Real Madrid

Arsene Wenger

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Real Madrid have certainly got enough quality to score against Manchester United. But when United play at home, they are an efficient machine.

So it is a game full of promise. I still think Manchester United have a little bit more of a chance because they would go through with a 0-0.

That means Madrid will be forced to attack, no matter what happens, whereas United are very good on the counter-attack and have more options from the beginning because of the away goal.

When Dortmund play at home they are a machine. They play at a very high physical rhythm - so I predict several problems for Shakhtar.

Unfortunately Shakhtar face the eternal problem for Russian and Ukranian teams: they come to the last 16 without having really played any domestic games. So much that they have been to Dubai recently to prepare.

It's not an ideal way to prepare for such a game.

Dortmund are in the top five teams in Europe. They have significant potential, they have some great young players, they can beat anyone.

Let's not forget they came out of a group which included Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax. They did it in first place, and it wasn't a surprise.

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