Young Boys coach Seoane: We know Mourinho never won on Swiss soil


"I told already Luke Shaw is playing and apart from him we have Diogo, Ashley Young and Darmian ready to play".

United will play at the Stade de Suisse on a synthetic 3G pitch and Mourinho insisted it isn't worth taking the risk.

But United have responded excellently since those lows, with three wins out of three - with the latest being a complete display against the Swiss champions.

"Everybody knows he has a favourite surface, but he has also to win on other surfaces".

United players kicked and jumped on the pitch before training on the eve of the game, with coach Michael Carrick instructing them to "get a feel for the pitch" with balls once the warm-up was completed. "We've found a certain balance in the team", he added.

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"So I think he's in the ideal spot and he's getting enough games to continue his development". "We found a certain balance in the team, especially in the competitive attitude, we are creating lots of chances, changing our profile of play, the way we attack opponents, and we find a way to protect ourselves in some specific situations and we manage to get six points after two defeats which is important for us. That game was the beginning of our improvement".

"Dalot is one of the best right backs in Europe and has life to play for United, and Shaw has been playing like this since the start of the season".

For all the optimism over United's recent revival, Mourinho would not be drawn on how he thought his side would do in Europe's elite club competition this season.

"Rashford will learn about other positions when he plays in them which is good for his development but long term I think he'll be a number nine like Thierry Henry". Our focus must be on qualifying.

"For me, he is one of the best in the world. But it's too early". In the summer of 1958, in a gesture of condolence and generosity after the Munich Air Disaster, Uefa invited Manchester United to take part in the European Cup even though they were neither reigning champions nor domestic title-winners.