Wanyama relishing the prospect of facing Man United in UEFA Champions League

The defensive midfielder reveals to Goal.com that it will be a special feeling should Celtic FC get the Red Devils when the draw is done on Thursday
By David Kwalimwa

Kenya and Celtic FC midfielder Victor Wanyama is relishing the prospect of his side squaring up against English side Manchester United in the second round of the UEFA Champions League.

The Scottish side sealed a spot in the round of 16 of the prestigious European competition at the expense of Benfica and Spartak Moscow from Group G, and are destined to face a team that finished first in any of the other seven groups.

Neil Lennon's possible opponents include PSG, Schalke, Malaga, Borrussia Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern Munich or Manchester United.

The round of 16 draw is set to be conducted at the Swiss city of Nyon on Thursday.

"I don't believe it will be proper talking about which team to avoid or face at this stage of the competition. We need to be prepared for any eventuality, and bring up impressive performances like the (2-1 win over Barcelona)," Wanyama told Goal.com.

"Facing Manchester United, will be a special feeling. I have watched them for sometime and heard several good things about the team and I am also told their exists a special rivalry (between Celtic and Man Utd). They are certainly amongst favorites to win the Champions League and it will be amazing to face them."

Wanyama has continuously been linked with a move to Old Trafford ahead of the January transfer window amidst reports that the Red Devil scouts have watched the defensive midfielder severally in the last few months.