Ex-Spurs man Roberto Soldado gunning to knock Man United out of Europa League
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Ex-Spurs man Roberto Soldado gunning to knock Man United out of Europa League

Former Tottenham Hotspur man Roberto Soldado is keen on dumping Manchester United out of the Europa League.

Soldado is the lead striker at Granada with his team set to host the English giants in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Thursday night.

The 35-year-old who has netted 10 times for the La Liga outfit this season said it was an honour for them to be in the competition but their aim was to knock United despite their stature.

“It’s an honour for us. It’s an honour to be in this competition. Europe is another dimension, everyone is watching – especially in a quarter-final against the team we’re playing. A historic club, known around the world. It’s historic for our city and our club. We might be the small team, ‘unknown’, but we have a big club’s ambition: that’s the mentality we need to knock out United.

“Our pressure is to leave everything out there. If that’s enough, brilliant. If not, fine, being here is a huge achievement. But there’s no doubt: the aim is to win,” Soldado told The Guardian’s, Sid Lowe.

During his time in London, the Spaniard scored just seven Premier League goals – in two seasons before being sold. In his career, Soldado has played against United three times in his career losing twice and being on the winning side once, but he has never been on the scoresheet against the Reds.

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