Henrikh Mkhitaryan says Manchester United are focused on winning Champions League

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Most recently, in the 2015-16 Champions League group stage, the English club drew 1-1 in Russian Federation, while a Wayne Rooney strike was enough to hand them a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 and speaks fluent, accent-free Russian. United will be looking to maintain their strong start to Group A, after they beat FC Basel in the opening match of their Champions League campaign.

CSKA secured a surprise 2-1 triumph at Benfica on matchday one, but head coach Goncharenko knows it will be tough to pull off another shock on Wednesday evening.

However, Mourinho said if his side were to come away with a win over CSKA, they must play a "humble" style of football.

It wasn't the most spectacular of games by any means, but Mourinho could not care less as his United side took all three points back up to Manchester.

The Red Devils are hit by an injury storm as the team will be without services of Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, and Phil Jones in Wednesday's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.

Not only does Mourinho have to find a workaround for Paul Pogba's injury, but matters were made worse by the ankle injury sustained by Marouane Fellaini in the 1-0 victory over Southampton at the weekend, the Frenchman's deputy.

"We don't have [Marouane] Fellaini, [Paul] Pogba or [Michael] Carrick", he told the press. "After Crystal Palace there is an global break and Belgium, having already qualified for the World Cup, he's not under pressure for a special big match for them, so hopefully he'll be back for us".

"We try not to focus on individual battles or specific areas on the pitch. This season is good and the connection between me and other players is very good and we understand each other very well and hopefully we can score lots more", Mkhitaryan said.

In the meantime, Mario Fernandes (concussion) remains doubtful for CSKA Moscow.

Russian Premier League runners-up in 2016/17, CSKA won two of their first three home games against English clubs, but none of the last five (D2 L3).

Alvaro Morata believes his fast start to life in the Premier League at Chelsea is only a taster of what is to come.

The United juggernaut is back up and running in a way that has not been seen since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

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