Perrin: Utd style will give us chance

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Lyon coach Alain Perrin believes the open style of football practised by English clubs gives his side a great chance of causing an upset against Manchester United in the Champions League last 16.

Perrin knows about the Premier League thanks to his short stint as manager of Portsmouth between April and November 2005, and ahead of Wednesday´s last-16 first leg at the Stade Gerland, Perrin is confident his team will be afforded opportunities to trouble United.

"We can rightly compare this to a tennis match between the second-ranked player in the world and the 15th-ranked player," he said. "In 10 matches, we would lose six or seven of them. But we would win the others. And English football always gives an opponent the hope of succeeding."

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