CONFIRMED: Manchester United’s Starting XI for Tuesday’s Match against BSC Young Boys
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Nov 28, 2018,
Nov 28, 2018, 1:03
But the pair's relationship has warmed this season, with Shaw putting in more consistent performances and earning a new contract which his manager said he "fought for".
Mourinho's side have not scored in four of their nine matches at Old Trafford this term and they are averaging fewer goals per game at home than at any point since Alex Ferguson retired.
Now occupying second spot in the group, Manchester United stand to qualify to the Round of 16, should they claim maximum points against Gerardo Seoane's side on Tuesday, provided Valencia fail to get a victory against group leaders Juventus.
"Obviously thats what we need to do".
Ferdinand won six Premier League titles and the Champions League under Sir Alex Ferguson.
On the road in Europe his team have generally done well, most notably winning away at Juventus but also prevailing 3-0 at bottom-placed Young Boys in Berne, yet the Portuguese demurred when asked if United are happier playing away. I totally refuse to say that.
Having failed to win their last two games (D1 L1), the Red Devils find themselves under some pressure to bounce back strongly and the tie against Young Boys provides them the flawless opportunity to do so. "I never felt pressure to play at home". "If you feel pressure to play matches at home where the people come to support, come on?" Information is that things will be much better than last time.
"But I want to play from the first minute like it's the last chance we have to qualify". "I want my players to be strong".
"The team I'm going to play, I [want to see] happiness to cope with the little pressure I'm going to try to add to the players. We all want to be the best team we can be and we all want to win trophies". You or the fans probably think Jose told [the players] to start slow and nice and easy, or to wait to react.
"I don't want the team to be waiting, not to be reactive but proactive".
Meanwhile, Luke Shaw assured supporters the players are committed to helping the club recover from their poor start to the season after Mourinho accused the dressing room of lacking heart and desire after Saturday's draw. "You need that aggression and intensity in the midfield, which, to be honest, we don't have".
"He will be out for quite a while", said United's manager.