Steven Gerrard make confident prediction about Man United this season

Steven Gerrard is sure that Manchester United will reach the Champions League knockout phase

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Steven Gerrard is convinced that Manchester United will safely progress through to the knockout phase of the Champions League by beating CSKA Moscow next month.

The Red Devils suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat by Basel in Switzerland last week as they missed the chance to secure their place in the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition.

Still, Jose Mourinho’s men have their fate very much in their own hands, and they know that they will progress to the next phase as long as they avoid a heavy defeat by CSKA at Old Trafford next month.

And Liverpool legend Gerrard is convinced that the Red Devils will secure their place in the last 16 draw in style.

Speaking to BT Sport after the defeat by Basel, Gerrard said: “I’m sure they’ll qualify and win their home game that’s left [against CSKA Moscow].”

Manchester United are aiming to challenge for the Premier League title this season after having finished sixth in the table under Mourinho last term.

However, the Red Devils managed to book their spot in the Champions League by winning the Europa League last season.

Manchester United return to Premier League action on Tuesday night with a trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford as they look to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table.

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