Antonio Conte steeled to do battle with Manchester United ‘monster’ | David Hytner

While Tottenham look quietly self-assured before their trip to Old Trafford, their manager knows there is little room for error

As a player at Juventus Antonio Conte had first-hand experience of what it meant to step out at Old Trafford, to feel the power of Manchester United, the aura of one of England’s superclubs.

Conte was the Juventus captain in 1999 when the teams locked horns in the Champions League semi-final and he opened the scoring in the 1-1 first-leg draw in Manchester. Inspired by Roy Keane, United would win the return leg 3-2, having been 2-0 down, en route to the treble.

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