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Angelo Henriquez looking forward to playing against United team-mates

Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez is looking forward to playing against his Manchester United team-mates in the Under-20s World Cup.

Chile will play England on Wednesday evening in Group E, Chile won their first game of the group beating Egypt 2-1 while England had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Iraq.

Manchester United are represented by Sam Johnstone, Thom Thorpe and Larnell Cole in the England squad.

Speaking with, Angelo Henriquez said:

“I know Sam very well and he is a very, very good keeper, if I am going through against him, it will be an interesting situation. I know him well but he also knows me, so let’s see who comes out on top.

“We are sharing the same hotel here in Antalya and I have already met him and Larnell around the place, and we had a good chat. We weren’t joking too much about the game – just catching up really – and we all realise how important this is for our teams.

“Just from knowing these three United guys, I know England will be very tough opponents for us. I have already been speaking to my team-mates here about what to expect, and I hope they understand and are prepared for what is coming. The main thing with English players is their strength and their spirit – they never give up. We have to be ready to be as strong and as determined as they are.”

Angelo Henriquez for Wigan Athletic 2

Henriquez moved from Universidad de Chile last summer and has yet to make his first-team appearance for Manchester United, Henriquez believes that he will face his adopted country a better player for his first season in the Premier League after his loan spell at Wigan Athletic.

He said:

“I’ve already learned a lot there, the main thing has been to work very hard physically because that side of the game is the big difference between England and South America.

“I definitely feel that I am a lot stronger for the experience and I already feel that I have benefited a lot, working at such a massive club and then going to Wigan and experiencing the Premier League with them.”

Chile vs England is to be played on Wednesday night at 6pm.

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