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No way, Jose!

09 March 2009 09:08
David Platt expects Manchester United to make it past Inter on Wednesday -despite the Jose Mourinho factor. The former England midfielder believes the defending Champions League champions will finish the job off and make this year's quarter-finals after drawing 0-0 in their first leg at the San Siro. The game means a return to Old Trafford for Mourinho five years after his Porto grabbed a last-minute equaliser to end United's European campaign at the last 16 stage. The Portuguese went on to win their twice as Chelsea boss and even though Platt was full of praise for his ability to get the right result, he expects Sir Alex Ferguson to be the one celebrating this time round. "The Mourinho factor does come into it by virtue that he is very good at getting results, he's shown that," he told Sky Sports News. "He gets what is needed. He has been successful throughout his career and he won't be going into the game thinking it's advantage Man United. "He knows full well he can coach his team to keep things tight and he's done that with every club he's been at; Inter are able to defend well, keep it tight and hit people on the break. "He also has players like (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic that can do something out of nothing and get you a goal, so there's no doubt about it, he'll be going into the game Mourinho, believing they can progress into the quarter-finals. "Also Sir Alex Ferguson will be aware of that, but it definitely still has to be said that it's advantage Man United." The one area of concern for United ahead of the game - and indeed their attempt to win an unprecedented quintuple - is their defence, where Rio Ferdinand is the latest injury concern. The England defender is struggling with an ankle problem and joins John O'Shea on a growing list of Old Trafford defensive crocks. Gary Neville, Wes Brown and Rafael da Silva are all ruled out through injury. "I think the biggest problem is the injuries are all piling up in one area ie, the defence," said Platt. "Before you know it someone like Johnny Evans might have to be moved out to play at left-back and if so, who plays at centre-half. "It is the one area for Manchester United where the injuries must be causing Sir Alex Ferguson some sleepless nights."

Source: SKY_Sports