Xabi Prieto: Life or death for La Real

Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto has admitted that the match against Manchester United tomorrow is ‘life or death’.

The Erreala have failed to take any points in Europe this term, and the midfielder has conceded that they have to win at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

"So many people are traveling with us," he told reporters. "Hopefully we will enjoy a great couple of days and get the win so that we can all celebrate together.

“We are facing a life or death situation.

"[United] are a huge rival – a fearful one but we also know that defeat would leave qualification for the next round looking extremely difficult.

“We have to get points on the board in order to stay alive in the tournament."

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