Man Utd midfielder Mkhitaryan: I need to improve to become Jose regular

Manchester Utd have reached the knockout stages in 16 of their previous 20 Champions League appearances; however they haven't made it past the group stages since 2013/14. The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 and speaks fluent, accent-free Russian.

"The game of my life was last season's Europa League final", he said.

The Armenia worldwide has started eight of United's nine games this season - only being rested for the Carabao Cup victory over Burton Albion - and has already racked up five assists and a goal in the Premier League.

Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are available again after serving European suspensions but the former will not feature.

However, Mourinho said if his side were to come away with a win over CSKA, they must play a "humble" style of football.

United started their campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win at Old Trafford against FC Basel on match day one with Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford getting the goals. The Frenchman, oft-criticized for his aloofness on the pitch has responded with consistent performances, more importantly with much improved end product averaging a goal/assist every 31 minutes. "We try to focus on the globality and we are going to have a team with quality, with balance, to try to win the match which is our objective".


"After Alex Ferguson's legacy, this current version of Manchester United is without any doubt the strongest team", he said ahead of the clash in the Russian capital.

Fellaini damaged his left ankle after an ugly challenge by Shane Long during victory at Southampton last weekend, while Pogba's hamstring problem persists.

"If CSKA won against Benfica (this month) that means they deserve it".

The Betfair Layers are favouring the under in this market and I have to agree with them.

With a number of injuries in the midfield, Craig Burley examines how Man United might cope when they visit CSKA Moscow.

According to reports in Russia, CSKA Moscow's main concern surrounds Mario Fernandes after being taken off with a concussion on Saturday. The link-up between Dzagoev and Vitinho will be key if they want to get a result against Manchester United on Wednesday. "Opponents-wise, I think it's the best CSKA side that I will have faced".


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