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Wanyama keen to face Manchester United

Created on 19 Dec., 2012 4:24 PM GMT

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama is relishing the prospect of his side squaring up against Manchester United in the Champions League.

The Scottish side sealed a spot in the round of 16 of the prestigious European competition at the expense of Benfica and Spartak Moscow from Group G, and are destined to face a team that finished first in any of the other seven groups.

Neil Lennon's side could face Paris Saint-Germain, Schalke, Malaga, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern Munich or Manchester United.

The round of 16 draw is set to be conducted at the Swiss city of Nyon on Thursday.

"I don't believe it will be proper talking about which team to avoid or face at this stage of the competition," Wanyama told reporters.

"We need to be prepared for any eventuality, and bring up impressive performances like the (2-1 win over Barcelona).

"Facing Manchester United will be a special feeling. I have watched them for some time and heard several good things about the team and I am also told there is a special rivalry.

"They are certainly amongst favourites to win the Champions League and it will be amazing to face them."

Wanyama has continuously been linked with a move to Old Trafford ahead of the January transfer window amid reports Sir Alex Ferguson has had the defensive midfielder watched on several occasions in the past few months.

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