Ex-defender makes prediction about Man United in the Champions League

Gary Pallister believes that Jose Mourinho is the man to steer Manchester United to Champions League glory next season

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Gary Pallister believes that Jose Mourinho is the man to steer Manchester United to Champions League glory next season.

The Red Devils are preparing to make a return to Europe’s elite club competition next term after the Portuguese coach led Manchester United to Europa League glory last term.

Manchester United came up short in the Premier League last term as they ended up in a disappointing sixth place in the table.

But the Red Devils secured their place in the group stage of next season’s competition by winning the Europa League final against Ajax back in May.

And former Manchester United defender Pallister believes that Mourinho is the perfect man to steer the Red Devils to Champions League glory next season because of his proven pedigree in the competition.

Speaking in an interview with 888sport, Pallister said: “United have a seasoned Champions League veteran in Jose Mourinho.

“He’s won it and been in finals and semi-finals so he knows what it’s all about.

“We’re also coming off winning a European final last year and we’ve got quality players to have an impact.

“It’s of course always difficult to win but I expect the English clubs to perform a lot better now in the Champions League after a quiet period.”

Manchester United also won the EFL Cup and Community shield in Mourinho’s first campaign at Old Trafford last season.

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