“It was a hard lesson against Manchester City two years ago," the coach said, recalling La Dea's 5-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium in 2019.
“The level is very high. However, the next two games against United won't be decisive for the qualification."
“The good thing is that I won't choose the wrong XI, it will be easier not to make mistakes in the starting line-ups or with substitutions, it's the only advantage I see," he said.
“Clearly, we are missing important players, we'll need to adapt to it. However, I don't think Atalanta should change their identity, we've never done that. That's how we managed to get to these stages."
“He is an extraordinary player, his numbers speak from themselves," Gasperini said.
“He keeps scoring and even if Manchester United have slipped up in the Premier League lately, their value is really high.
“I watched the game against Leicester, and you must take the opponents into account. We play against a top team and I don't think they are in crisis."
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