Manchester United's Ander Herrera not anxious by lack of game time

Rashford: It would be great if me and Lukaku performed like Cole and Yorke

Speaking to Blick, Shaqiri offered advice to United's Champions League opponents FC Basel on how to beat them.

"I follow football all over Europe and I played against Basel during the group stage when I was at Benfica".

He said: "It is not an opportunity for them, it's just normal". Overall we have changed, we're a different type of team.

Real Madrid have won the Champions League three times in the past four years, and are looking to become the first team since Bayern Munich (1974-76) to be European champion in three straight years.

Jose Mourinho does not have any fresh injury concerns to deal with ahead of his side's return to the Champions League, with Luke Shaw (foot), Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (all knee) the short-to-long-term absentees. "I feel weaker without Marouane Fellaini in my squad".

"Probably, even if Jones and Bailly were not suspended, I would probably play Smalling and Lindelof tomorrow".

"I always want to be the best", he said. "Those are the top games where I need to show people I belong to them too".

Mourinho suggested Fellaini had picked up the injury before the worldwide break and seemed unimpressed he played 89 minutes for Belgium against Greece before being ruled out of the trip to Stoke. He added: "When the players go to the national team, they belong to the national team".

But I think the English teams will do well this year, apart from Spurs who have a tough group.

Mourinho also confirmed that his central defensive pair will be Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof, who is yet to start a competitive game for United. Their last loss at home came against Real Madrid in a Champions League Round of 16 tie in the 2012-13 season. I don't like that clear separation of you play this competition, I play this competition.

Rashford has already scored on his United debut, European debut, Premier League debut, League Cup debut and England debut.

The chances of winning the Champions League are small.

In the end, Mourinho picked Lukaku, deciding it was easier to make the transition from Premier League to Champions League than La Liga to Premier League.

"Intelligent kid, very bright, very calm".

"He is a kid with a lot of potential, trust me".

"He is a very good player with a very good potential, and honestly I think there are reasons for the other boys, Eric and Jones, for them to be anxious because Victor is a very good player".

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