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Copenhagen coach Solbakken: Varela needs to get nasty (like Suarez) against Man Utd

FC Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken says Guillermo Valera is up for tonight's Europa League quarterfinal against Manchester United.

The Uruguay fullback is a former United player.

And Solbakken says: "Varela played five or six matches in the first season, but after that he has played more or less regularly and has grown to become the old Varela who started in a match for the World Cup.

"Defensively and one-on-one, he is really good, and he will probably need that against Marcus Rashford. He has fast feet and is good at tackling.

"He's a quiet person, and sometimes I would like a little more of the (Luis) Suarez evil. They are from the same country, but you have to dig deep to get it out of him. He needs that against United."

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