McCulloch targets Utd scalp

Rangers midfielder believes now is a good time to play Red Devils

McCulloch: Has Utd in his sights

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Lee McCulloch believes now is as good a time as any to take on Manchester United as Rangers bid to keep their UEFA Champions League dream alive.

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The Scottish champions host Sir Alex Ferguson's men at Ibrox next Wednesday hoping to go one better than the draw they earned at Old Trafford in their Group C opening match.

United have been unable to hit top form in the Premier League recently and McCulloch says the forthcoming clash could be Rangers' best shot at claiming the win they need.

He said: "With the way we play, I think we've got a system which could help us take something off United and it would be great if it was a win.

"I'm not sure if there's ever a good time to play them because they are such a strong side and have been for many years.

"But they've dropped a lot of points in the Premier League recently, probably more than they have for a long time, and that gives us a bit of hope.

"This is maybe a decent point at which to get them because they're in a similar situation to us where they've got a few injuries and they have had to rotate players.

"They are maybe going into games a little bit tired as well so, while they've got some world-class players, we have to work things to our advantage."

Rangers are currently third in Group C with two games to play after gaining five points from their opening four outings.