Basel vs Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho met the media a couple hours ago to preview his side's UEFA Champions League clash at FC Basel tomorrow night, and we have video of the entire session, via YouTube, posted for you below.

"I think earlier in the season Mkhitaryan was providing assists", Ferdinand told BT Sport.

"I made a decision to play Rashford and Martial together".

Will they be fit for Saturday's Premier League match against Brighton? CSKA now trail United by three points and, while they travel to Old Trafford in the last game of the group, the Russian side would need a miracle to overtake Mourinho's men.

United have opted for Sergio Romero in goal, with Chris Smalling and Marco Rojo joined in defence by Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind.

'The more that we are fit to play the better for everyone.

"If the team is not winning, his presence on the pitch will be important, positive, more aggressive to play with Lukaku".

"When you play for such a club, the expectation is incredible and you always have to win", he told ESPN FC.

The Armenian has been a regular fixture for Jose Mourinho this season and has played at least 45 minutes in United's previous 11 fixtures. Now the question is why is Micki not playing.

"Micki is not playing because we had lots of options for that match".

"Many times the tags in football are needed from a journalistic standpoint but they don't reflect the truth, like in Mourinho's case".

"No Carrick, Pogba, Fellaini and every match was Herrera and Matic and the kid McTominay had his opportunities to play".

Mkhitaryan started the season in fine form but has been struggling to influence matches in recent weeks, particularly the 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield and defeats to Huddersfield Town and Chelsea.

  • Stacy Allen