Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is confident of Real Madrid?s chances against Manchester United in the Champions League.
The two European giants clash in the first leg of their mouth-watering Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday night.
Los Blancos go into Wednesday?s game at the Santiago Bernabeu with an inferior domestic form.
Essien who made a switch from the Premier League to Spain at the beginning of the season is however upbeat 0f his side?s chances against the in-form United team.
?Our confidence is high and we are looking forward to Wednesday?s game against a great side like Manchester United, but we will do our best and hopefully we will win,? he said.
The 30-year-old Ghanaian revives his personal rivalry against the team he supported as a child on Wednesday.