Striker ruled out for two weeks ahead of Olympiacos giving United another edge

by Sam Peoples

Olympiacos striker Javier Saviola has been ruled out of the game against Manchester United on Tuesday by the Greek side’s medical staff due to injury.

The 32-year-old was Olympiacos’ main attacking threat so it gives United the advantage going into the tie because their threat going forward is lessened in the absence of Saviola.

Konstantinos Mitroglou was the main striker at Olympiacos this season but Rene Meulensteen bought him for £12 million in January. Combined with Saviola’s injury, it leaves Olympiacos very weak in the attacking department.

Although the game on Tuesday is bound to be a difficult atmosphere as most European away matches are, the advantage is definitely with United and this fresh injury helps us as well.

The break to Dubai proved it’s worth because a revitalised United comfortably overcame a Crystal Palace side who had a phenomenal home record since Tony Pulis took and so long as we can maintain that sort of form, we can come away from Greece with at least a vital away goal and hopefully the win.

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