Zanetti wary of United threat

24 February 2009 03:13
Javier Zanetti does not view Manchester United's Fifa World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or recipient Cristiano Ronaldo as the only threat to Inter Milan's European future.[LNB] Italian title holders Inter Milan host European champions United at the Giuseppe Meazza on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their last-16 UEFA Champions League meeting.[LNB]Sir Alex Ferguson's United travel to Milan as favourites and Ronaldo is expected to be a key figure for the Premier League leaders as they attempt to secure an advantage ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford on 11th March.[LNB]But Inter captain Zanetti insists he and his team-mates are well aware that United possess a number of players who are capable of ending plans for a first European Cup since 1965. [LNB]Wolrdwide"Cristiano Ronaldo is a worldwide star without doubt, but we are not obsessed by the Portuguese," Zanetti told skysports.com.[LNB]"The danger of United is in the squad as a whole and not only one player."[LNB]But Zanetti has reiterated his confidence that perennial Champions League underachievers Inter will demonstrate they are a global force when tackling United.[LNB]"We are convinced that Inter are one of the best clubs in the world and that it is neccesary to demonstrate our ability against United," he added.[LNB]"For me, we are favourites in every game we play, but we respect United and know it is neccesary to play at 150 per cent in order to win."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports