Alex Telles tells Man Utd to stop Edin Dzeko or forget winning Europa League

Alex Telles believes Manchester United have to stop former neighbour Edin Dzeko in order to keep their Europa League dream alive.

United face Dzeko's Roma in the two-legged semi final hoping to go on and win their first silverware since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became boss in 2018.

Former United favourites Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are expected to line up for Roma in the first tie at Old Trafford tomorrow night.

But it is former Manchester City hitman Dzeko who is the danger man, according to the United full back.

Telles said: "He's a quality finisher and he knows how to score goals.

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"You're dealing with a centre-forward with a real physical presence because of his stature.

"He's a constant danger, so we need to concentrate. I believe we have a very strong and focused backline to deal with this."

Telles, who came up against Roma when he spent a season in Serie A with Inter Milan in 2016, knows United will have their work cut out when it comes to getting past the Italians.

The Brazilian added: "They're very good defensively and are an experienced team, they aren't in the semi-finals by chance, there's a lot of quality in the team.

"I think they are going to be two great games. We're going into the games well prepared and confident of doing our best."

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