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Sport United's last five 3-0 wins in the Champions League

17:27  13 september  2017
17:27  13 september  2017 Source:

Manchester United join Arsenal in the race to sign Lemar

  Manchester United join Arsenal in the race to sign Lemar Arsenal will face fresh competition from Manchester United for Thomas Lemar in January, who are preparing a club-record bid for the player. The Mirror reports that Manchester United are interested in the Monaco man, who was linked with both Liverpool and Arsenal throughout the summer. Lemar’s agent is said to be aware of United’s interest after Jose Mourinho failed to land Ivan Perisic during the transfer window. Lemar was heavily linked with Liverpool, with the player thought to be keen on a move to Anfield, instead of the Emirates. Arsenal failed with a huge £92 million on transfer deadline day. The Gunners had lined the Frenchman up as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez. However, the Chilean remained at the club and Lemar himself was not interested in the move due to the club’s lack of Champions League football. Arsenal will be keen to land the player in January with Manchester City likely to rekindle their interest in Sanchez.

Jose Mourinho won the Champions League with FC Porto, but has not managed to repeat 4. Man Utd – Last sixteen. England boasted three of the four semi finalists in 2006/07, but in 1999/00 Spain boasted the Champions (Real Madrid), Runners-up (Valencia) and a beaten semi-finalist Barcelona).

Before 2004, Porto' s last triumph in the competition had been in 1987 – although they had won the Porto beat 1968 and 1999 winners Manchester United while Monaco defeated nine-time champions Real Madrid. Monaco became the second French team to reach the Champions League Final.

Manchester United achieved liftoff in the Champions League on Tuesday night, coming away from a rain-soaked Old Trafford with a 3-0 win against Basel in their first European game of the 2017-18 season.

Bar a hamstring injury for Paul Pogba, it was a perfect night for the Red Devils as they didn’t have to come out of second gear to see off their Swiss opponents, maintaining possession for long spells and looking comfortable in building attacks.

Jose Mourinho was right to suggest that his side could have played better though, and a determination to score more could easily have seen United match Chelsea’s result of 6-0 over Azerbaijani side Qarabag FK.

Man Utd and Premier League teams are second level in Champions League - Mourinho

  Man Utd and Premier League teams are second level in Champions League - Mourinho The Red Devils manager feels English clubs are focused on just qualify for the last 16, while the big boys are just warming up for the knockout roundsMourinho watched his side cruise to a 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford in their Group A opener on Tuesday, though he was not impressed with United's performance, criticising them for not doing a thorough and professional job.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Middlesbrough: Jurgen Klopp guides Reds into Champions League . With Arsenal winning at home to Everton, nerves started to grow around the ground as Liverpool continued to struggle in the final third.

Champions League Group A 17/18 - Group Winner. Manchester Utd 1/ 3 . Benfica 7/2. Last Team To Score. Outrights. Champions League To Win All Group Games 17/18.

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Nevertheless, United sit top of Champions League Group A following Tuesday night’s victory, as well as being top of the Premier League with four games played.

Now, we look back on United’s last five 3-0 victories in the Champions League and how far the Red Devils went in the competition after those wins…

Manchester United v FC Basel - UEFA Champions League © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport Manchester United v FC Basel - UEFA Champions League

Mourinho still unsure on Pogba's return date .
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is still unsure as to when Paul Pogba will return from his hamstring injury. The France international has been sidelined since picking up a knock against FC Basel in the Champions League earlier on this month, and a return date is still unknown. Pogba has enjoyed an impressive beginning to the season with United, and his injury is a big blow to Mourinho. As quoted by the Independent, the Portuguese boss spoke about Pogba’s condition: “I have no idea. No idea. But it’s a great opportunity for other players to play and I trust them all.” “I’m not going to cry or be counting the days until Pogba comes back, not at all. When he comes back, welcome, but until then, I trust my people.” The 24-year-old was rumoured to be facing a prolonged spell out with a hamstring problem, with reports claiming he’d miss up to 12 weeks of football. However, Mourinho has previously denied these claims, not because they are untrue, but because he is yet to even know the full extent of Pogba’s knock. Mourinho will now hope that Pogba can make a speedy recovery as United gear up for a busy period of matches.


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