Roberto Soldado will face Manchester United for the fourth time. with his third team after having done it once with Valencia in the Champions League and twice as a Tottenham footballer in the Premier LeagueNow he will do it wearing the colors of Granada.
The forward knows what it's like to defeat this team. It was in the 2012-13 season when Tottenham signed him after paying Valencia 30 million euros. The Valencian spent two seasons at White Hart Lane. In his first campaign he played twice as a starter against the 'red devils'. In the first match played in London the score was 2-2. Walker and Sandro, authors of the local goals.
The Spurs won 1-2 at Old Trafford in what is Soldado's only win in his particular league with United so far. The goals of the London triumph were obtained by Adebayor and Essien. In this campaign Soldado scored six goals. It was a difficult campaign because the Portuguese Vilas-Boas was dismissed and Tim Sherwood entered.
The second season was less good for the Spanish attacker who only scored one goal and did not enjoy the full confidence of the new coach., Pochettino. Soldado did not participate in either of the two games against Manchester United. In the 0-0 of the first leg he was on the bench and in the second, a 3-0 defeat, he was not called up, so these last two duels will not be included in his record.
If we go back in time to the 2010-11 season we find another confrontation between Roberto Soldado and Manchester United. It was in the group stage of the Champions League with Valencia. The results were 1-1 in English territory and defeat 0-1 in Mestalla. In the first of these two games he was on the bench and did not jump onto the pitch. Soldier's time in the Valencian team was very fruitful. 59 goals in three seasons. After the two mentioned seasons at Tottenham, Soldado was transferred to Villarreal for ten million euros.
Soldado is the only Spanish footballer who has played European competition with five different teams from the same country. And in all of them he has marked. They are Real Madrid, Osasuna, Valencia, Villarreal and Granada. Of course he also did it with Tottenham. The old scorer trade has no age.