Roma coach Luciano Spalletti insists he was delighted to draw Manchester United for this week's Champions League quarterfinal.

He said: "When I heard we would face Manchester I put my arms in the air and shouted 'Hell, yes, at last!'

"Finally we have the chance to put things right.

"This is the perfect opportunity for us to wipe out the memory of last year.

"We've taken this draw as a matter of pride. There is a moral here and that is in life you always get the chance to make up for what happened in the past. This is our chance to find peace.

"We can reverse the pain we have had in our hearts and now we can free ourselves from it. We've carried this inside for a year now and we can get rid of it."