Veron vows to return for Real showdown | World Soccer

Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron is confident he will be fit to face Real Madrid when the Spanish side travel to Old Trafford for the Champions League quarter-final second leg in a fortnight’s time.

The 28-year-old Argentine midfielder missed Tuesday’s 1st leg when United were outclassed 3-1 in Madrid. But he is confident of being fit for the return match on April 23.

“I’m in Rome to have treatment because I’m determined to be ready for when Real arrive,” Veron told the Sun newspaper.

“Real Madrid might think it is over, but it’s not,” he said.

“I promise our fans that we’ll still be in the final. The contest is not finished because every man in our squad knows the final is fixed at Old Trafford and we must be there at any cost,” added Veron.

“There is no doubt that we can win 2-0 and put Real Madrid out of the tournament even though they are the European champions and we will be without suspended Paul Scholes and Gary Neville

“Real were very good on the night but nobody should be fooled into thinking we are beaten. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s goal was vital for us. If he hadn’t scored and it had finished 3-0 to Madrid, then we would have faced a very tough job.”

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