Every United fan’s second favourite has already indugled in a bit of mind games before Tuesday’s Champion’s League clash at Old Trafford.
The Marseille defender told the People newspaper:
“The midfield line of Becks, Ryan, Scholes and the chief, Roy, was unique, and it would be impossible to meet such a strong line as they had during those sensational years at Old Trafford.
“So our mentality will be that United aren’t invincible and that it’s possible for us to cause a Champions League upset.The pressure is on United as they were installed as favourites to win this game from the day of the draw.
“For Marseille, this is like our final and we will go to Manchester with morale high and play without fear.
“Many teams arrive at Old Trafford showing fear and are sure they will be defeated, but the 0-0 scoreline means the match is very open and both sides have a chance.
“I watched United play with intensity in Marseille and they are dangerous, but I felt a 1-0 win for us would have been a fairer result.
“One goal for Marseille could keep us in the competition – we believe we can beat United.”
With fears that both Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher could be out of Tuesday’s clash, United’s midfield may be far weaker than even Heinze expects.
Although United’s recent FA Cup win over Arsenal with a makeshift midfield of Darron Gibson and John O’Shea should give the Reds a massive confidence boost.