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Mark Hughes calls Jose Mourinho's Stoke comments an 'easy swipe'

12 September 2017

Manchester United play their first Champions League match in almost two years tonight when they host Basel at Old Trafford.

Commenting on who will be available for Manchester United against Basel, Mourinho revealed three sure starters.

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"For example, Benfica played Friday in Portugal".

Bailly and Jones' red-hot start to the season won't be discounted by the boss going forward - but this battle at the back is one to watch.

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The island is home to about 72,000 people. "And I knew that the cable box was hit, the tree came down and the whole house shook". But by the time Irma arrived in the middle of the night Monday, its winds were down to 100 miles per hour (161 kph) or less.

This team has recently been having problems scoring goals and they will need to change that if they want to have a chance of getting anything out of this game against Manchester United.

David De Gea had to watch the Champions League on TV last season - and also missed the Europa League as Mourinho played Sergio Romero.

Real Madrid have dominated the Champions League in recent years, winning three of the last four competitions, with their Spanish rivals Barcelona and Germany's Bayern Munich the only other winners since Chelsea's triumph.

The Red Devils are back among Europe's elite for 2017-18, with a Europa League triumph in Jose Mourinho's first campaign at the helm offering them a route back to the top.

Lindelof has not made an appearance in the Premier League this season and only featured for Man Utd in the UEFA Super Cup final against Real Madrid.

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However, with Nadal as the other opponent, there was no doubt the Spaniard could handle the challenge, and that he did. Nadal even came up with some terrific volleys, winning the point on all 16 of his trips to the net.

"I feel weaker without Fellaini in my squad, doesn't matter if it's on the pitch or on the bench", said Mourinho on Monday as he previewed the game. However, I don't think that record will improve tonight as I can see United easing to a comfortable victory. The teams played to a 1-1 draw in the second group stage on March 12, 2003, and to a 3-3 draw -- in which Ashley Young scored the equaliser in the 90th minute - in the group stage on September 27, 2011. These are tough moments for English teams, when we have many games, and I think it is a bit hard to be ready for the Champions League.

Tottenham's downfall was triggered by poor results in their home games at Wembley, where they were beaten by Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen.

We play against Basel, who won the last league in Switzerland with authority.

'It's a very different task to playing in the Premier League where he is undoubtedly one of the best strikers of the past five years. The Swiss outfit have drawn with Manchester United on their last two visits to the Theatre of Dreams.

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Mark Hughes calls Jose Mourinho's Stoke comments an 'easy swipe'