Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez train with Manchester United team-mates

Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez train with Manchester United team-mates

With a reference to Switzerland's greatest sportsman, 20-times Grand Slam victor Roger Federer, Mourinho urged his team to just get on with it.

United's Group H opener will be played out on a synthetic 3G pitch at the Stade de Suisse. This will please the forward and manager and given that Mourinho had lost his previous two matches in Switzerland, there is further succour here.

Summer signing Diogo Dalot is in the squad for the first time since recovering from a knee injury that he suffered while playing for former club Porto last season but the youngster is expected to be named on the bench.

Pogba then turned provider in the 66th minute, feeding Anthony Martial for his first goal since January 20, as United got their Champions League campaign off to a resounding start.

Last season's reverse did not prevent the Reds from progressing to the knockout rounds, though.

"If I am sitting there as Marcus Rashford and someone says to me, 'Do you think your manager believes in you as his main, best striker and that he will build his team around you?' I would say, 'No".

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Jose Mourinho's men come into Wednesday's game on the back of consecutive victories over Burnley and Watford in the Premier League, bouncing back strongly from two defeats in a row. "We've found a certain balance in the team", he added.

Valencia, who is United's club captain, played 92 minutes of his side's 2-1 victory over Watford on Saturday evening but the 33-year-old is at a point in his career where he can not start every game.

His team overcame a hard, artificial turf pitch and 32,000 Young Boys fans determined to create a din on their first Champions League night since the competition was rebranded in 1992.

"I told already Luke Shaw is playing and apart from him we have Diogo, Ashley Young and Darmian ready to play".

Gerardo Seoane's team are now hoping to make the most of home advantage after eliminating Dinamo Zagreb in the play-offs, although he brushed off suggestions the visitors might struggle on the pitch. His time at Old Trafford has been a story of ups and downs and infuriating inconsistency, but his performance against Young Boys was a reminder of just how good he can be.

"These players have the quality to play on this surface, they have speed and great technique, so it won't be a problem for the great players they have".

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