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Romania's most capped international also believes the Red Devils recent 6-1 home loss against their rivals was a fluke and insists his side still have the utmost respect for them

Otelul Galati coach Dorinel Munteanu has dismissed suggestions that Manchester United’s recent 6-1 defeat to rivals Manchester City will have a lasting effect on Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

With the upcoming Champions League tie between United and Otelul being the first match at Old Trafford since the derby, Munteanu is of the belief that Ferguson’s side are likely to respond well to the defeat.

"That game [6-1 defeat to City] was an accident,” he told reporters.

"A result such as that can happen to anyone. Manchester United are still a very big team and we will have the utmost respect for them.

“A draw would be a dream," he continued.

"If we look our group, the biggest rival we have is Basle because we are trying to finish third.

"We have to keep going until we play them because that is when our fate will probably be decided but you never know what might happen before that."

Munteanu, Romania’s most capped international player, insists that his side will be going to Old Trafford in the hope of getting something out of the match in order to eradicate the defeat against United in Romania two weeks ago.

He went on: "Nobody has had to face a team like this. Manchester United are one of the top clubs in the world.

"Two weeks ago, they beat us at home, now we have to turn that result around.

"The key will be to eliminate our mistakes. It will not be easy and there are bound to be a few nerves but we aim to provide a spectacle at the 'Theatre of Dreams'."

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