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Jose Mourinho relishing Champions League challenge

Photo Courtesy; Daily Express

Jose Mourinho is quite enthusiastic that Manchester United are back in the UEFA Champions League squaring it out with the best teams in Europe. United had failed to qualify for the Champions League for Mourinho’s debut campaign but their Europa League triumph last season secured a return to Europe’s elite competition. Manchester United will play FC Basel of Switzerland in their opening encounter.

The gaffer, Jose Mourinho told reporters, “Being back in the Champions League is going back to the natural habitat. Manchester United (have been there) season after season. Motivation is very high. We have to try to go to the last 16 and enjoy that special knock-out phase with the best teams in Europe. We have no winter break, and in other countries there is a winter break, but that’s cultural – it means a lot, and I have to admit I love it.”

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