Rustu writes off United
By Zoe Feather
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fenerbahce keeper Rustu Recber has written off Manchester United ahead of their UEFA Champions League tie.
Fenerbahce keeper Rustu Recber has written off Manchester United ahead of their UEFA Champions League tie, claiming nobody is worried about travelling to Old Trafford anymore.
Recber, who was involved in a tunnel bust-up with England players last year, said: "This United team is not as good as the United of old. The team which won the European Cup was better.
"Nobody is worried about travelling to their stadium anymore."
The Turkish international also dismissed United's attacking potency, insisting Wayne Rooney is too inexperienced to be a threat in the Champions League and Ruud van Nistelrooy is not yet back to his best following a hernia problem.
The outspoken, former Barcelona stopper said: "We are confident.
"Van Nistelrooy is still recovering from injury, Louis Saha is injured, while Rooney has no experience at this level.
"And Alan Smith may have played in Europe but he is no expert," he added.