‘Real a great chance for United’

Rafael da Silva has outlined Manchester United’s determination to put Real Sociedad to the sword and edge towards Champions League progression.

The Premier League host La Real this Wednesday in the third round of matches in Group A before then heading out to San Sebastian two weeks later.

For United’s Brazilian full-back, the first meeting this week with Jagoba Arrasate’s men is an opportunity for the team to confirm their unbeaten start in Europe so far.

“We have done well so far. We were pleased with our performance against Bayer Leverkusen and then it was important to come away from Donetsk with a good result,” considered Rafael to United Review.

“We managed to do that. We have played some good football in the competition so far and we want to keep that going.

“It is a great chance for us. We need to win the game to give us confidence for the match in Spain. That's all we're focused on.

“They will come here to win. Spanish teams aren't the type to sit back and defend. They will always attack.

“They were close to getting a draw at Leverkusen and that will have given them encouragement.”

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