Champions League

Jose Mourinho previews Man United’s return to the Champions League

Champions League return

Jose Mourinho has previewed his side’s return to the UEFA Champions League.

Despite finishing 6th last season, the Red Devils gained entrance in the Champions League group stage after winning last season’s Europa League.

Mourinho has already won the tournament twice, during spells with Inter Milan and Porto before that. The Portuguese will be hoping for a third Champions League title this season.

“Always a giant”

Mourinho feels that although the club have gone through a difficult tranition period since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, the club will always remain a giant.

“It doesn’t matter if the club is 3, 4, 5 or 10 years, a little bit far from that level. It doesn’t matter. The club will be always a giant,” the manager said in an exclusive interview with BT Sport.

“The Champions League night is a unique experience for everyone.

“I have some players without that great experience, I think it will be fabulous for them and the fans to be back in the Champions League and to have the initial three matches to be played at Old Trafford, I think is fantastic.”

Mourinho is in his second season in charge of United, after winning two major trophies in his first campaign.

United have made a brilliant start to the season and are the only side in the Premier League to win all of their first three matches. Mourinho will be hoping his side can continue that form in Europe.

United’s Champions League campaign kicks off on Tuesday with a home tie against Basel. The pair were drawn alongside Benfica and CSKA Moscow in Group A.