Jose Mourinho sends warning to Man United fans about Champions League
Jose Mourinho sends a message to Manchester United fans about their Champions League hopes
Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United’s fans that the Red Devils will have their work cut out in trying to progress in the Champions League this season.
The Red Devils are preparing for a return to Europe’s elite club competition after they won the Europa League last season, despite finishing sixth in the Premier League.
Manchester United have been pitted against Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in group A as they look to navigate their way to the last 16 of Europe’s top competition.
However, Mourinho has warned his players not to take anything for granted as the Red Devils prepare to try and fight for the Champions League title this season.
Mourinho told MUTV: “I think when some people say ‘great draw’, I don’t think they know the difficulties of football, I think they don’t know the history of these teams and what we are going to face, so for me, it’s a difficult draw and any team can get points in any match.
“It’s not one of these groups where you have two top teams and two weaker teams and, for Champions League qualification in the group phase, I have some experience and more than 120 matches.
“Sometimes it’s better to have two top teams and the discussion is just about who is first or second. We have four teams who can get points, they will share points, they will discuss every result, so I think the draw is difficult.”
Manchester United have made a flying start to the new Premier League season, having won all three of their opening games to leave them top of the table.
The Red Devils return to top flight action with a clash against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.