Romelu Lukaku, Man United to make Champions League return vs. Basel

Romelu Lukaku, Man United to make Champions League return vs. Basel

Bailly is serving the last of his three-game ban for the red card he picked up in last season's Europa League semi-final second leg with Celta Vigo at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho has United up and running this season, and despite the draw with Stoke over the weekend, he'll be looking to carry that positive play into the Champions League.

Back-to-back victories over Chelsea in the Champions League group stage in 2013. "I feel weaker without Marouane Fellaini in my squad".

While Mourinho's side have shown that they have many players capable of scoring goals with six different players hitting the net in four Premier League games so far this season, striker Romelu Lukaku's form means that he can be the difference between a tight game and a thrashing.

"He's an important player for me", Mourinho said.

Speaking to Blick, Shaqiri offered advice to United's Champions League opponents FC Basel on how to beat them.

The Switzerland worldwide set up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's second goal in Stoke City's 2-2 Premier League draw with United on Saturday, a result that ended the Red Devils' flawless start to their league campaign.

'I don't like that clear separation of you play this competition, I play this competition. "I train hard to improve every day, in every training [session], so I work really hard to be the best keeper in the world".

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Stoke, however, were not going to be such an easy target after they took the lead late in the first half through Eric Choupo-Moting before Marcus Rashford levelled three minutes later during injury time. He needs a bit more time to adapt to the Premier League, especially the new Premier League.

"I need him", he said.

"He is very bright and very clam and step by step he will be there".

"There are reasons for the other boys to be anxious because Victor is a very good player".

David De Gea says English teams may be at a disadvantage in the UEFA Champions League due to the winter break in other countries but he is convinced Manchester United have the quality to challenge for the trophy.

United enter the Champions League this season as a result of winning the Europa League last term.

The talk will be about Mourinho's record - two wins with Porto and Inter Milan plus eight semifinal appearances - and whether or not United can win it.