Remo Freuler insists Manchester United are ‘not in crisis’ and it’s a childhood dream come true for Atalanta to play at Old Trafford.
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“I played many games, but this sort of fixture is the kind you want to play in when you’re a kid. It’s not called the Theatre of Dreams for nothing and we want to do well,” Freuler told Sky Sport Italia.
“We have to play the same way we did against Manchester City and Liverpool. People say United are in crisis, but they are on home turf, the fans are cheering them on, I don’t think they are in crisis.”
If Freuler scores, he will have a special dedication to make, having become a father only a few days ago.
Rafael Toloi and Berat Djimsiti are out of action, along with Robin Gosens, Matteo Pessina and Hans Hateboer, so Marten de Roon will probably have to go into defence tonight.
“It’s disappointing that we come here in an emergency situation in defence, but in midfield Teun Koopmeiners is very good and we can form a good midfield.”
Atalanta are currently top of the Champions League group with four points from two games, followed by Manchester United and Young Boys on three.