Paul Ince makes Champions League prediction about Man United
Paul Ince believes that Manchester United are set for Champions League glory under Jose Mourinho
Paul Ince believes that Manchester United could be on course for Champions League glory this season under Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils have been in solid form in Europe’s elite club competition this term and they secured a goalless draw with Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 clash last week.
Mourinho will be hoping for his Manchester United side to progress through to the quarter-finals as he looks to bring European glory back to Old Trafford.
The Portuguese coach already achieved some European success last season when he guided the Red Devils to Europa League glory.
However, despite Manchester United’s largely uninspiring display against Sevilla last week, former Manchester United star Ince feels that the Red Devils could be on course to challenge for the Champions League trophy.
Speaking to Paddy Power, Red Devils legend Ince said: “If there is one manager that can secure a Champions League win, it’s Jose Mourinho.
“I wonder whether he’s setting United up to be a bit like the German national side, where they’re quiet in the early stages of the competition and when it gets to the quarters, they turn it on.
“If you’re looking purely at performances in these games, obviously, Man City, Tottenham and Liverpool have all looked better than them.
“But Mourinho will see it as grinding out those results. He’s a master of winning trophies and succeeding in Europe is his forte, just look at the Europa last season.”
Manchester United now have the week off to prepare for their Premier League trip to Crystal Palace on Monday night.
The Red Devils are aiming to at least finish in the top four this season after they ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table last term under Mourinho in his first campaign in charge.