Bristol City face a dream Carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United tomorrow evening, and welcome the Red Devils to Ashton Gate with thoughts of an upset firmly on the mind.
The Premier League giants will present a monumental challenge to Lee Johnson’s side, but with the high-flying Robins riding high in third-place in the second tier, there is a real belief around the club and the city that the club can achieve the impossible.
United boss Jose Mourinho will be keen to avoid embarrassment, and will deploy a strong side at Ashton Gate on Wednesday evening.
Influential defender Aden Flint is relishing the tie, having grown up an avid supporter of the three-time European Champions.
“I’m really excited, I’ve been supporting United as long as I can remember,” he told the Robins’ official site.
“To play against them is pretty much a dream come true.
“You dream about playing for United, but playing against them is just as special.”
Bristol City fans have been dreaming for a tie like this for generations.
A monumental clash against one of the biggest sides in world football, fans will be astounded that their side are going into the game with genuine belief that an upset could be on the cards.
Johnson’s side are in phenomenal form, and with the atmosphere at Ashton Gate set to be electric, many will believe that anything can happen on the night.
Mourinho will undoubtedly release a very strong side on the night, and should have enough to defeat the Championship side.
However those associated with the club will continue to believe, and will be delighted for the popular Flint, with his dream of playing against the club he has supported since he was a boy set to come true.
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