The Red Devils made it through to the semi-finals last season only to be beaten by eventual winners Sevilla, and are among the favorites to win the trophy again come May, but Sociedad will likely provide a stern test of their credentials.
Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alexander Hleb will be without a team at the end of the year after his current club Wolfsburg revealed that they will not be renewing his contract when it ends later on this month.
Hleb who struggled to assert himself in the Barcelona line up was eventually loaned out to Bundesliga club Wolfsburg in August on a short term switch that was meant to improve his fitness and form after an injury prone post Arsenal career.
According to Wolfsburg Boss Felix Magath, Hleb who has only made 4 appearances for the club will leave in the winter break.
The future of Juventus’ Brazilian midfielder, Diego, keeps on twisting as the latest report stated that the former Werder Bremen star could make a return to Bundesliga and sign for Wolfsburg.
German’s paper, Bild, insisted that the Bianconeri have already accepted the German club’s offer around 16 million Euro and whats left from the deal is the personal agreement with the midfielder himself.