Real Sociedad chief Olabe: Man Utd handed clear advantage by UEFA

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Real Sociedad's director of football Roberto Olabe is angry with the re-arrangement of their Europa League round of 32 clash with Manchester United.

Olabe has hit out at UEFA after they moved the first leg of their Europa League meeting with Manchester United to Turin – with the return leg still being played at Old Trafford.

"I would like the return to be also on a neutral ground or for UEFA to appoint a single venue for a one-game tie as it did last year," Olabe told Diario Vasco.

"It does not seem coherent to me that as the home team, we play in a neutral field and as a visitor, we do it there, but that's the way things are."

Despite what would be perceived as a disadvantage, Olabe believes his side have a good chance of knocking the Red Devils out of their second European competition this season.

He added: "I'm very excited, and yes, I think we can eliminate them. However, Manchester United have one of the most complete squads in the world, with an exceptional level of players."

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