Young Boys vs Manchester United, Champions League

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Meanwhile, United manager Jose Mourinho has said it is too early to talk about his side's Champions League chances and warned that every team is "at risk" of going out in the group stage.

But the Swiss champions' artificial pitch will take some getting used to, and was the reason why United left Antonio Valencia behind.

"I am really happy to play for this club, one of best clubs in world, so for me it's really good to be part of this club".

Antonio Valencia will not be involved on Wednesday but fellow full-back Luke Shaw is in contention, after recovering from the concussion he suffered on England duty.

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Jose Mourinho launched a strong defence of his use of Rashford last week after the forward was advised to leave Old Trafford by Jamie Carragher.

"I don't want to use that before the match as a possible excuse for a not very good performance", he added of the surface, while insisting that he has already made his feelings on it clear to UEFA.

"Everybody knows he has a favourite surface but he has also to win on surfaces he is not in love with - so we have to do it". There have been signs of hope following the initial drudgery as back-to-back wins over Burnley and Watford respectively have lifted morale and one man has been central to those victories. Fred and Nemanja Matic slot into midfield, while Paul Pogba also plays.

Ahead of the European clash, Mourinho has urged his players to follow Roger Federer's example and prove they can win even when they aren't playing on grass.

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United have spent an eye-watering amount of money on improving their squad in the past two years and it is ironic that they are relying on a player who was tarnished by the David Moyes era.

Here are three players who Mourinho has to start on Wednesday night.

"Right now, learning the game off the left hand side is flawless with Romelu Lukaku as the focal point and just playing off him suits Rashford". But I just want to remind you, in advance, that we can only start with XI, so when tomorrow you see the team you could try to speak about the ones that are going to play and not the ones that are not going to play.

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