Date: 9th March 2009 at 12:46pm
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Both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and captain Javier Zanetti insist that Inter will come to Old Trafford and play to win. They will attack us, the pair claimed.

Well, just how credible is that, recalling Inter’s negativity on their own turf? It is much more likely that they will sit back, trying to soak up the pressure then hit us on the counter – but with no real pace in midfield, that will be more than difficult.

Their confidence looks to be intact – but this talk about attacking United and trying to control the game is nothing more than the ‘official talk’, and I don’t think there’s real belief that they can successfully beat United in an open battle.

Ibrahimovic claimed ‘we’ll play with confidence and with tranquillity’. I tend to agree with Sir Alex though: Inter will set themselves up for a grim, tough battle – and they’ll be content to play for penalties.