Ahead of their Europa League clash with Roma, Alex Telles has named the one player Man United must be wary of.
Roma boast a lot of dangerous players on their books but Telles wants United to keep special focus on a certain Edin Dzeko.
The Giallorossi have the likes of Pedro, former United stars Chris Smalling, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in their ranks but the Brazilian is wary about that man upfront.
Roma have scored at least a goal in eight out of their last 10 games, and Telles knows keeping them from scoring will largely depend on a quiet night from Edin Dzeko.
“Yes, we’re always keeping an eye on the teams we may come up against further down the line, so we’ll watch their games,” Telles told United Review.
“I know Roma are a quality team with very good attacking players such as Edin Dzeko. Players who create a lot up front. They’re also very good defensively, an experienced team, they aren’t in the semi-finals by chance, there’s a lot of quality in the team.
“I think they are going to be two great games. We’re going into the games well prepared and confident of doing our best.”
The Brazilian knows Roma well, having starred for Inter Milan during the 2015/16 season. He is also well familiar with Dzeko, having come up against the Bosnian a couple of times.
The 35-year-old bagged five goals against the Red Devils during his time at City, and Telles has warned against anything similar happening in their Europa League encounter Thursday night.
“He’s a constant danger so we need to concentrate. I believe we have a very strong and focused backline to deal with this.
“We know facing a team like Roma in a semi-final that we’re going to be up against quality players. We have to be ready.
“I’m a big believer that these important games are decided in the details,” he continued. “When we come to these moments, the team that’s most focused and prepared will win the game.
“There’s quality on both sides – United and Roma. I think the winning team will be the one that focuses on the fine details of the game; even in moments where it may not appear to be that important, it will make a difference at the end of the game.
“I think details make a big difference in the game.”