After drawing on the last date of the Premier League, José Mourinho sent a message to his squad from the starting lineup. The Portuguese commented in the preview that he would draw a team that could happily face such an important match and the consequence was to leave Alexis Sánchez out of the squad, without any physical problem, and relegate to the bench two essentials like Pogba and Lukaku.
Manchester United took the ball away from the Young Boys and generated more danger, mainly in Rashford’s boots, but the goal choked and the minutes continued to pass. Mou was forced to call the reinforcements, Pogba, Lukaku, and Mata came in to try to find the winning goal.
But the match had an unexpected hero, Fellaini. The Belgian picked up a header from Lukaku, turned in the area and with his right leg made the only goal of the night: a goal that made Mourinho go crazy, who took the box with water bottles and threw it to the ground, and classifies Manchester United in the absence of a game to be played against Valencia.
Mourinho took the victory to send a message to all his lovers. I have played 14 times in the Champions League and I have qualified in all of them. In the two that I did not play, I won the Europa League. It is a little curiosity for all my lovers and fans of statistics. Having classified is an achievement, not a very important one, but it is an achievement. There are better teams than us. Teams with more quality and more ambition, but when a team reaches the quarterfinals (not the eighths) anything can happen. ”
In the last date, the red devils have the possibility of qualifying first of group if Juventus loses points against Young Boys and Manchester wins in Mestalla. Difficult, but everything can happen in the Champions League.