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Inexperience may suit us says Schalke boss Rangnick

FC Schalke manager Ralf Rangnick says the fact his side is vastly inexperienced in the Champions League may work in their favour.

The Germans take on perennial achievers Manchester United in the first leg of the semi-final in Gelsenkirchen tomorrow night and Rangnick feels that heading into the unknown may suit his group of players.

"Sir Alex Ferguson has more experience and has won many more trophies," he said.

"Manchester United do have a very experienced team, on average three to four years older than ours. But maybe the fact we are more inexperienced means we are a really hungry team with more passion.

"It is something that makes this match all the more alluring for our team.

"Our players are in this position for the first time, with the exception of Raul, who might be there for the last time. We have to show what we can achieve and get the best out of it, so hopefully, this will be a benefit for us."

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