Gignac eyes United upset
Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is quietly confident that he can cause a shock against Man Utd.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 15/03/11 7:18pm
Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is quietly confident that he can cause a shock against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.
L'OM face the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Tuesday night for their last-16 clash having earned a 0-0 draw at Stade Velodrome in the first leg.
Gignac, 25, admits he has a soft spot for United but claims Marseille are on the cusp of a remarkable achievement.
"We can achieve something amazing. We are within an inch of something fabulous," he said in L'Equipe.
"Coming to Old Trafford and scoring the goal that would hurt them so much.
"In my heart, L'OM is my first club. I liked the Manchester teams with (Eric) Cantona and also with (Ruud) Van Nistelrooy."
France international Gignac made the big-money switch to Marseille from Toulouse last summer.
His career at L'OM started with a stutter but after some hard work he is pleased to have finally found some form.
"I needed time to adapt. I rested on my laurels, believing I knew the club and the environment," Gignac added.
"I had to work harder. That is what I did since January and it has started to pay off.
"It never came into my mind that I could fail at L'OM."