Mourinho plays down Champions League hopes

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Xherdan Shaqiri believes Basel can get a result against Manchester United on Tuesday if they are willing to take risks against their "vulnerable" defence.

"We're strong, playing well and have confidence in ourselves".

Jose Mourinho has played down Manchester United's chances of Champions League glory, saying English domestic fixture congestion will work against the three-time European champions.

Back-to-back victories over Chelsea in the Champions League group stage in 2013. But Mourinho insists it will be a blow if the Belgian is not fit to play for a second game in a row.

Still, that will be briefly forgotten this week when the Champions League returns to Old Trafford for the first time since November 2015.

Club captain Michael Carrick is the only player in United's squad who remains from the club's double-winning 2008 side, who beat Chelsea to win the Champions League in Moscow.

While Smalling is an Old Trafford veteran, Lindelof is new arrival having only joined in June as part of a £31.5m deal with Benfica, another of United's Champions League group stage opponents.

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With all his first-team players fit and available, Wicky is expected to start with his first-choice starting eleven on Tuesday.

The Serbian worldwide has settled in quickly at Manchester United this season, earning praise from players and pundits alike for his role in the Reds' unbeaten start to the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

"I feel weaker without Fellaini in my squad, it doesn't matter if he is in team or the bench so if his condition is improved I will select him but I can not say yet".

"We have no winter break, and in other countries there is a winter break, but that's cultural - it means a lot, and I have to admit I love it", said Mourinho at today's press conference.

"It's a very important day for me, much more important than you can imagine".

"Intelligent kid, very bright, very calm. There is reason for the others, Eric and Phil, to be anxious because he is a very good player".

You sense Romero only played in the Europa League last season because De Gea acquiesced to sitting out of the Europa League. In addition to that, the over 2.5 goals also look appealing since Manchester United are full of goals and we are getting a good price on the bet.

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