Manchester United off to best Champions League start since Ferguson era

Doug Mendoza
October 22, 2017

The hosts have returned to Premier League for the first time since 1970 and are keen to make their stay last in the division.

Perhaps his most famous battle was with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, whose reaction to Fergie's comments left United's players in stitches and the Reds' players embarrassed.

If United are to succeed then they'll certainly need their manager in top form and by the looks of things, they'll be just fine.

The former Welsh worldwide, who was speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, believes that the Red Devils are losing their identity under the pragmatic Portuguese.

Nemanja Matic admits it is not always easy to get along with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, but insists the Portuguese is the best coach he has ever worked with.

United have a similar record, winning 10 from 12 with nine clean sheets, but have come in for criticism for a slightly less inspiring brand of football than their cross-town rivals. The four players sidelined with injuries include; Jon Gorenc-Stankovic, Michael Hefele, Collin Quaner, and Kasey Palmer.

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"But if I want to moan and cry like the others, I can cry for the next five minutes".

It seems like hosts winless run is going to continue given that they are facing one of the best side now in the league.

As far as Man United's team news is concerned, Jose Mourinho may make three key changes in the team that started vs the Primeira Liga giants.

Roy Keane believes Manchester City's strong start to the season will actually help Manchester United.

After failing to see the net in the two games that Manchester United has struggled, Romelu Lukaku who tops in the league's scorers board will likely to score a goal or two.

"We are one point from qualifying and one victory away from winning the group with two games at home to play".

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