RB Leipzig wing back Angelino has experience with Manchester United, the first opponent in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League group stage and spoke about the former dominant EPL team in detail with RBLive.
"What I've seen from Manchester United thus far," said Angelino. "Sometimes their world class, others they're average. We don't have to hide."
Leipzig made a name for themselves last season with major wins over both Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid. Their magical run came to an end in the semi-final where they lost to Paris St. Germain. Still, their arrival on such a stage has put the world's game on notice and let the bigger powers know that there is a fearless team on the rise.
Over the past five years, Leipzig has become a prime destination for young players who haven't gotten time on major teams. Angelino is just one example, having joined from Manchester City where he could barely make the bench. With the East German club he has shown his ability and now is one of the hottest players in his position anywhere in the world.
"Both are extremely concerned with football," said Angelino when talking about his former manager Pep Guardiola and current one Julian Nagelsmann. "The coach trusts me. I can feel that and give it back with performance, and his (Nagelsmann) style of play matches my qualities exactly."
Leipzig had the last week off due to the international break but the Bundesliga kicks off again this weekend. Angelino and club will play Augsburg. Currently they sit atop the Bundesliga and will want to continue the momentum before playing Manchester United in two weeks.