Wednesday, February 14, 2007

UNITED have been branded a bunch of overpaid fat cats by Euro rivals Lille.

MANCHESTER UNITED have been branded a bunch of overpaid fat cats by Euro rivals Lille.

Striker Peter Odemwingie has vowed to dump them out of the Champions League next week.

He said: “We may not have the fat bank accounts like United players, but in order to show we deserve the money they are getting, we have to kick them out.

“We are ready for anything. Names don’t really count in football. We play more like a team and do not beg for recognition.”

United aces like Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney rake in well over £100,000 a week at Old Trafford.

But Odemwingie, nicknamed Osaze, added: “We have quality players who have the experience to face the likes of Ronaldo, Rooney and Ferdinand.

“We have a younger team with strong players, who are ready to prove a point.

“They may have some of the best players on the Continent but we will not look at credentials when we meet. We beat Milan 2-0 in our last match — so playing United is no big deal.”

The Premiership leaders go to France for the first leg on Tuesday but Nigeria hitman Osaze, 23, insists the war of words has already begun.

He added: “I know the game will involve more than just field play. Psychology will be one of them and Lille are a club with character.

“We change our tactics in every match depending on the situation. I will say our coach Claude Puel holds the ace here.

“Alex Ferguson is an institution but we also have good coaches who have what it takes to confront the legend.

“With a good display the return leg in England on March 6 will be a formality.”

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