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

17:27  13 september  2017
17:27  13 september  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Ferdinand backs Chelsea for Champions League success

  Ferdinand backs Chelsea for Champions League success BT Sport pundit and ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has backed Chelsea for Champions League success. Ferdinand says that he expects Chelsea to do the best in Europe out of the five English teams involved in the competition. Liverpool were the only English side who did not win their opening group game, as Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all secured wins. Chelsea boasted the biggest victory, beating Qarabag 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, equalling their best ever Champions League result. Pedro, Davide Zappacosta, Michy Basthuayi, Cesar Azpilicueta and Tiemoue Bakayako all scored for the Blues, with an own goal rounding off the scoring. Speaking on BT Sport, as quoted by The Evening Standard, Ferdinand said this: “I think they are a very well balanced team. I think the manager (Antonio Conte) works hard, he drills them daily on tactics.” “They have an understanding of each other as individuals but also as a team.” “In that sense I think Chelsea are our best hope as an English team.” “A lot of the other teams you can see deficiencies in the squad.” Chelsea are the last English team to have won the Champions League. They beat Bayern Munich on penalties in 2012, and went on to win the Europa League the season after.

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.

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.

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

Jose Mourinho 'Furious' With Paul Pogba After Star Ignored Advice That Could Have Prevented Injury .
​Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is allegedly 'furious' with influential midfielder Paul Pogba after the £89m superstar picked up what seems to be viewed as a potentially avoidable hamstring injury that will now keep him sidelined for between four and six weeks. According to a claim by The Sun, Mourinho believes Pogba is to blame for his enforced absence after ignoring the club's medical advice when he suffered a similar problem in March.

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