PETER SCHMEICHEL sent Jamie Carragher, Thierry Henry and Micah Richards into a frenzy by boldly claiming Manchester United could win the Champions League this season.
The football pundits were all on duty for America’s CBS Sports network on Tuesday night as Europe’s elite competition returned to action.
The quartet got to see a great football performance from Manchester City, who beat Sporting Lisbon 5-0.
And they’ve also seen two of the term’s favorites battle it out like Paris Saint-Germain secured a late win than Real Madrid.
However, the conversation quickly turned to United’s a chance midway through their dismal season under interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
The Germans have overseen a lucky 2-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday, ending a three-match winless streak.
And former Red Devils Schmeichel was soon put in the spotlight by his teammates over whether Rangnick could rival Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel by leading his underdog side to the continent’s biggest prize.
When asked by Richards to give ‘honest’ answers on whether United can win the Champions League this season, Schmeichel cried: “Yes!
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“Of course I do! What kind of question is that?!”
It caused Carragher, Henry and Richards to burst out laughing, the trio unable to understand Schmeichel’s reaction.
Then Carragher beamed in, with the Liverpool logo quipping: “What kind of answer is that?!”
If United are on the verge of winning the Champions League for the first time since 2008, they will have to beat Atletico Madrid next week.
Diego Simeone’s no-nonsense Spaniards are sure to prove stiff opposition in the first leg of the round of 16 at the Wanda Metropolitano.
But if United get through that unscathed, they could really begin to dream of a feat towards the holy grail of European football.
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