Vincenzo Montella spoke to the media with Sergio Rico ahead of the crucial match at Old Trafford. The Italian trainer knows the importance of the game: “It is a very special game because we have only reached the quarter finals once and it was sixty years go. We must do our best and score at least once”.
Asked about the right back, where Jesús Navas is side-lined, he assured: “I don’t have a lot of options: either Escudero or Mercado will play. One thing is for sure: we are going to play with four defenders in the back line”.
"I don't have a lot of options in the right back: Either Escudero or Mercado will play"
Speaking about playing against one of the biggest rivals in Europe, he said: “We know that Manchester United is a really good team, full of top-players and managed by one of the best trainers. They are an historical team and we must do our best to beat them. It will be a difficult game and the key will be taking advantage of our chances”.