FC Midtjylland chairman Rasmus Ankersen believes his club can produce a surprise result against Manchester United in the Europa League Round of 32.
The Danish minnows, who were formed in 1999 when United won an historic treble, have been drawn against Louis Van Gaal’s in the knockout stage off Europe’s second tier club competition and Ankersen insists he has no fear.
Midtyjlland, owned by Brentford owner Matthew Benham, defeated Southampton in the qualifying phase and are now gunning for a second English victim in the form of the Red Devils who are currently experiencing a fall from grace of sorts.
“We have already beaten one English team so we are not afraid,” said Andersen.
“We are a small club with a small budget and we know we can’t outspend them, so we have to out-think them.”
“So far, this way has worked for us in the Europa League.”
“We know we have a chance and we will take up the challenge.”
“If we can beat Southampton we can beat Manchester United and the players will believe it.”