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Copenhagen boss wants ‘perfect’ display against Man Utd

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Manchester United are the best performing team in the Premier League post lockdown in the eyes of Stale Solbakken.

FC Copenhagen will aim to cause an upset for Manchester United when the two sides meet in the Europa League quarter-finals.

This is the first time in the Danish side’s history that they are preparing to play in the quarter-final stage of Europe’s second-best club competition.

However, manager Stale Solbakken is not a stranger to playing in Europe’s biggest stages or overcoming big teams, having beaten Man United in a Champions League match almost 14 years ago.

Monday’s clash will see two former teammates go against each other, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Solbakken having played together in the Norwegian national team at the 1998 World Cup.

The Copenhagen boss admits that perfection, and perhaps a little bit of luck, will be required against United, who have been in fine form lately.

“In order to [beat United] we have to play perfect, we need a bit of luck. We need to be perfect defensively. We need to take one or two or three chances we get during a game like this. We’ll give everything,” he said, [via Goal].

“We’re having to face the best Premier League team after the coronavirus break.

“We’re preparing exactly as we usually do for a European match, and we are, as always, well prepared for our opponent.”