Hargreaves: Tough Roma Game

  • 1 October 2007

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has played down expectations ahead of their Champions League meeting with Roma.

"There will be no repeat of the 7-1," he said.

"Those results possibly happen once every three or four years in the entire competition. It is just not going to happen again.

"As long as we get the three points, I will be happy."

The England international added: "We are obviously one of the key teams in the Champions League but we can't think about winning it right now.

"At the moment, we are in the same position as everyone else.

"It is only September, so the final is a long way off yet. The aim is to reach our peak later in the season. Hopefully we will get into the latter stages and then get the breaks any team needs to progress beyond that.

"I have had a lot of experience at Bayern Munich and been successful in the Champions League, so I am very excited about playing in this competition with United.

"I have heard the European nights at Old Trafford are very special, so I am looking forward to that. The atmosphere against Chelsea last week was exceptional and I look forward to a similar atmosphere, if not better, against Roma."

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