Mourinho tells United to follow Federer's lead amid Young Boys pitch concerns

Mourinho tells United to follow Federer's lead amid Young Boys pitch concerns

United has some momentum going after consecutive wins in the Premier League, and the team will impose its will here by dominating possession, creating a flurry chances and putting three of them away. Thankfully, though, this is the ideal game for him, with Mourinho keen to give Ashley Young a rest after playing 90 minutes at Vicarage Road.

"I don't want to use that, especially before the match, as a possible excuse for a not very good performance", Mourinho said of the pitch.

"As an example, we're in Switzerland, home of one of the best ever tennis players, and I am pretty sure the big man [Federer] is not happy to play on such a surface, but he has to play and win". Everyone knows its different but I had to say, I said last week in Geneva UEFA meetings we had, what can I say.

A number of United's players were seen raising their eyebrows when stepping out for training on the plastic pitch, with the added impact meaning United captain Antonio Valencia did not travel for the Group H opener.

"Valencia's situation, we need to protect his clinical situation, apart from that we go with everything we have and have to try and win".

Jesse Lingard hasn't travelled to Switzerland while Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are still unavailable but Marcus Rashford will return to the starting eleven as he's now serving a domestic suspension.

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Marcus Rashford's future has been a hot topic over the last few days, with Jose Mourinho defending his handling of the youngsters' development. "We've found a certain balance in the team", he added.

Marcus Rashford is expected to return to the fold after missing the win over Watford due to suspension.

In-form striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored a hat-trick against BSC Young Boys three years ago for Everton, will spearhead the attack for Manchester United.

"I think we are improving", Mourinho told a news conference at the Stade de Suisse on Tuesday. "So I don't think it's going to be a problem".

"We have [Romelu] Lukaku, Rashford, [Juan] Mata, Alexis [Sanchez], [Anthony] Martial and they can not all play together".

"Try to be a little bit happy with the ones that are playing and not to be greedy with the ones that are not playing".

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