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"I know Sam Johnstone very well and he is a very, very good keeper. If I am going through against him, it will be an interesting situation."

- Angelo Henriquez

25/06/2013 10:33, Report by Adam Marshall
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Henriquez eyes Reds duel

Angelo Henriquez is looking forward to pitting his wits against Manchester United team-mate Sam Johnstone when Chile tackle England in the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday.

Chile lead Group E after a narrow win over Egypt while Peter Taylor's England side were frustrated by a late equaliser by Iraq during a 2-2 draw.

Johnstone was the only Reds youngster to feature in the Three Lions' opening game, with Larnell Cole and Tom Thorpe left on the bench, and he acquitted himself well, despite perhaps being a little fortunate not to receive a red card after conceding a penalty.

The promising goalkeeper will aim to frustrate Henriquez, who ended his debut season in England on loan at FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic.

"I know Sam very well and he is a very, very good keeper," Henriquez told FIFA.com. "If I am going through against him, it will be an interesting situation. I know him well but he also knows me, so let’s see who comes out on top. We are sharing the same hotel here in Antalya and I have already met him and Larnell around the place, and we had a good chat.

"We weren’t joking too much about the game – just catching up really – and we all realise how important this is for our teams. Just from knowing these three United guys, I know England will be very tough opponents for us. I have already been speaking to my team-mates here about what to expect, and I hope they understand and are prepared for what is coming. The main thing with English players is their strength and their spirit - they never give up. We have to be ready to be as strong and as determined as they are."

Henriquez is still awaiting his first-team debut for United after signing from Universidad de Chile and will return to Manchester to find David Moyes in charge. After experiencing the highs and lows at Wigan, with relegation from the Barclays Premier League following the shock Wembley victory over Manchester City, he has already furthered his education in England. 

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