Some fans warn Manchester United ahead of Young Boys clash

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Manchester United have announced their starting line-up and substitutes to lock horns with Swiss side Young Boys in their opening Champions League group stage clash.

"We decide not to play Antonio Valencia because his knee is not a knee that needs an artificial pitch at all", said Mourinho, speaking in his pre-match press conference. Do I feel if we have to go to play a big massive game am I going to start that game all the time?

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

Rio Ferdinand has defended Jose Mourinho's handling of Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford. Everyone knows he has a favourite surface, but he has to win on the surfaces he is not in love with.

"Valencia's the only one that demanded from us, his situation, we need to protect his clinical situation". After drawing a painful blank against Tottenham Hotspur, he has scored twice against Burnley, three times for his country over the worldwide break, and once again in the win over Watford, surpassing Dider Drogba's Premier League total in the process.

Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have produced lamentable performances in defence, Paul Pogba appears to have had his head turned by overtures from Barcelona, Nemanja Matic has had injury problems, while the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Fred are taking their sweet time in trying to settle in the North West.

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Instead of training at Carrington the day before the game, the players will train at the stadium on Tuesday evening in a bid to get used to the artificial pitch.

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. "I never listen to stupid things like this they say".

Mourinho hinted he is set to make changes to his team to face the Swiss champions in a bid to keep players fresh for Premier League duty this weekend.

"Try to be a little bit happy with the ones that are playing and not to be greedy with the ones that are not playing".

"So, we have (Romelu) Lukaku, Rashford, (Juan) Mata, Alexis (Sanchez), (Anthony) Martial and they can not play all together".

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