Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

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

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

"By experience, when a team reaches the quarterfinals then even the teams that are not favourites, when you arrive in the quarterfinals you smell the distance is not very far and every team starts thinking about it, but is too early now", he said.

Antonio Valencia has been ruled out by United boss Jose Mourinho, who has reservations about the Swiss team's artificial pitch.

"I don't want to use (the artificial pitch).as a possible excuse for a poor performance", the Portuguese told a news conference.

Mourinho is keen to avoid that result this time around. "We'll have to do it".

Manchester United are getting ready for their 2018/19 UEFA Champions League opener.

Mourinho, however, insists he will not use Young Boys' pitch as an excuse.

Last season's reverse did not prevent the Reds from progressing to the knockout rounds, though.

"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".

It has been a troubled start to the season, but United come into this game on the back of successive Premier League wins over Burnley and Watford.

"We want to improve in the Champions League", De Gea said.

"Valencia is the only one we need to protect". After drawing a painful blank against Tottenham Hotspur, he has scored twice against Burnley, three times for his country over the global break, and once again in the win over Watford, surpassing Dider Drogba's Premier League total in the process.

"Danny Welbeck went out on loan to Sunderland and it worked out for him, but ultimately if they were to make a decision like that it would have to be in the benefit of Rashford in the long run", added the ex-Man Utd man. Do I feel if we have to go to play a big massive game am I going to start that game all the time?

Meanwhile, Young Boys defeated Sion 3-0 in their last Swiss Super League encounter. The players trained on the pitch on Tuesday evening but there are concerns it will take them longer than usual to recover ahead of Wolves' visit to Old Trafford on Saturday.

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