Atletico Madrid’s Uruguay forward Luis Suarez has warned his team-mates to be as prepared to face Manchester United in the knockout stages. Out of the Champions League early next year. According to a report from as on Wednesday.
‘I saw the second time (drawing) to win the Champions League. You have to beat the best team.’
‘United is one of the best teams. We are going to the knockout stages in the best way possible.’
Luis Suarez has fond memories of facing Manchester United. During his time at Liverpool in 2011-2014 and with Barcelona in 2014-2020. The Uruguayan forward has won 4, lost 4, drawn 1 in a duel against the Red Devils. Before meeting with important rivals in February and March next year.
Speaking to Mundo Deportivo reacting to the Champions League Round of 16 draw, Luis Suarez explained: “He [Cristiano Ronaldo] continues to show what kind of player he is.
“At [Manchester] United he is a more than important piece and you always have to be careful with that kind of player.
“To win the ‘Champions’ you have to face the best and that is why United is there, for being one of the best in Europe. You have to beat everyone.”
The Red Devils have drawn to face Atletico Madrid in the next round of the elite competition. Suarez is, of course, familiar with Edinson Cavani considering they play for the same country.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, has already scored six times in just five UCL appearances this term.
United fans are no stranger to Suarez. Whose infamous racism incident with Patrice Evra is widely spoken about to date.