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PFC CSKA Moskva defender Sergei Ignashevich said the Army Men were in "fighting mood" ahead of Manchester United FC's Group B visit, noting that the English champions had "weak points".
The 30-year-old Russian international is confident his side can still progress to the first knockout round after taking three points from their first two games, and said: "We are in a fighting mood because maximum points at home would pretty much guarantee progress from the group, so we put in maximum effort in every home game."
However, last season's competition runners-up United are a tough proposition, even on the artificial pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium. "United are a very experienced side, but they have weak points," said Ignashevich. "They are less confident and aggressive away from home. Aside from home support, we have another advantage as we are playing on artificial turf.
"Several United players played on this pitch against Russia for England, and they know how different it is," he added. "We are used to it and for us the switch from natural to artificial turf is not that hard. Tomorrow, with low autumn temperatures, the ball will be slick and the bounce off the surface will be quicker than normal."
The absence of Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs for the match may further play into CSKA's hands, though Ignashevich was sorry that the Welsh winger would not be in Moscow. "I like Giggs a lot as a player," the centre-back explained. "The fact that he's played over 800 matches for his club deserves special respect."
Strength in depth
He was not convinced, however, that Rooney's absence would take the edge off United. "He is one of their key attackers, but they have enough cover for him," said Ignashevich, who pinpointed three other potential threats. "Dimitar Berbatov recently scored three goals for his national team so he will come to Moscow in a good mood, while Anderson and Nani [who scored on his last visit to the Luzhniki in 2006] can cause big problems."
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