LONDON - Manchester United could have
done without drawing Chelsea in the Champions League
quarter-finals, according to their former striker Denis Law.
"It's got to be a bit of a game but that is the one that we
could have done without. We could have done with that maybe in
the final," Law told Reuters.
The 71-year-old Scot, who scored 171 goals during his 11
years at United from 1962-1973, said Chelsea were even more of a
threat because they have slipped 11 points behind United in the
Premier League title race.
"Of course you've got to be worried," Law said. "When you
get to that stage in that particular competition, it is always
going to be hard anyway."
While Chelsea are chasing their first European Cup, United
have won the competition three times and Law said that
experience would be vital.
"The fact that United have been in that stage so many times
through the years makes them strong favourites but maybe I am a
bit biased," he joked.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is still awaiting his first
goal since his record 50 million-pound move
"Well it is strange isn't it and he is such a good player,"
Law said. "He has been so good for Spain and Liverpool. I just
don't understand why he is going through this drought. It is a
Law said United were very well placed to win a record 19th
English league title.
"I think United probably have got the upper hand," he said.
"Chelsea have had that little part of the season when things
were not going too well.
"But United are doing quite well and it looks as though
they're going to win it."
The first leg of the quarter-final is at Stamford Bridge on
Wednesday with the return at Old Trafford next Tuesday.
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