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"United are big favourites and strictly speaking our chances of winning are minimal. Instead we're viewing this match primarily as a great experience."

- Michael Beauchamp

29/09/2008 11:16, Report by Steve Bartram

Danes adopt underdog tag

Aalborg defender Michael Beauchamp admits his side are massive underdogs going into tomorrow night's Champions League clash with United.

The reigning champions of Europe visit the Danish champions on Tuesday evening aiming to get a first Group E win on the board, and Beauchamp is realistic about his side's chances of springing an upset.

"This is huge, awaiting a clash with Manchester United," said the Australian defender. "They are big favourites and strictly speaking our chances of winning are minimal. Instead we're viewing this match primarily as a great experience."

Beauchamp is fortunate to be able to face United, having been sent off in his side's opening match at Celtic for an offence committed by team-mate Michael Jakobsen.

UEFA subsequently overturned the decision and applied the ban to Jakobsen, allowing Beauchamp to line up for what he terms his 'dream match'.

"Luckily everything has been put to rights," he said. "Apart from the referee, everyone could see it wasn't me but Michael Jakobsen who made the challenge.

"Thankfully AaB appealed and now I'm available for a dream match which my parents are flying over from Australia for."

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