Saha predicts Man United semi for three reasons

Victor Lindelof is set to make his Champions League debut for Manchester United when they host FC Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Spartak, which won the Russian Premier League, is in the group stage for the first time since 2012-13, while Slovenian team Maribor is the big outsider in its third attempt to reach the knockout stage.

City's record signing, who scored twice in 28 senior outings during a three year spell at the Canaries, has revived his career back in his native Holland and now with the Swiss champions. Basel will be visiting a slightly celebratory Old Trafford as the famous anthem will be played again.

"Maybe they are the biggest in their countries so it's a good group and we're looking forward to it. Let's go with everything".

Midfield duo Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic return to the Champions league after over a year out of it, and look nailed on to start, with Marouane Fellaini potentially joining them in the middle of the park after missing the trip to Stoke on Saturday. Yet, first up are Basel.

It's likely that Man Utd will start with Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof at the back.

Basel, of course, are a few rungs short of the best but Lindelof and Smalling have a real chance to impress Jose Mourinho, who yesterday insisted the duo are "the same level as (Bailly and Jones), just different players".

Jose Mourinho, similar to Guardiola, arrived in Manchester with hopes that he'll become the club's savior.

Lukaku has made a solid start to life as a Manchester United player, scoring four goals in four Premier League games to help Mourinho's side top the Premier League table.

But do they have enough to challenge the rest of European's elite? Yet, there are matches where Mourinho could tinker more.

"We're strong, playing well and have confidence in ourselves".

"Being humble is to admit the opponent has the same ambition as we have and that the opponent can come here, like they did in the past, and give Manchester United a bad taste".

"I prefer Cristiano to be with us always". They will be without the services of the suspended duo of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones for the game.

Ryan Giggs claims that if Manchester United bought Gareth Bale, then the club would be genuine contenders for the Champions League.

"We need to challenge them".

We know Premier League titles are often decided during a chaotic period of winter months.

Real Madrid are 4/1 favourites to win the competition with many sportsbooks believing they will overcome their current poor form to lift the famous trophy. He could make a huge difference in the most exacting tests in Europe.

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