Real Sociedad midfielder delivers warning to Manchester United

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Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Merino has warned Manchester United that his side plans to go for the win on Thursday night, despite knowing a draw or even a one-goal defeat would be enough for the Spanish club to top the group.

“I don’t know exactly the approach that Imanol (Real Sociedad’s manager) will take, but whatever the idea is, you have to be a brave team, a team that wants to win,” the midfielder said.

“Any game that you go out to play with your mind on drawing or losing by the least, you start off on the wrong foot and surely you end up losing it by more than one and you don’t enjoy playing. You won’t see me playing [for] something other than winning.”