Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho feels tomorrow’s Europa League clash against Feyenoord is very important for the team.
Man United secured a place in this year’s Europa League after finishing fifth in the Premier League last season and were pitted alongside Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and FC Zorya Luhansk in what is quite a challenging group.
Mourinho, who made it clear on his arrival to Old Trafford that he aims to win all competitions with United, will look to get a strong start in the Europa League against Feyenoord and speaking to the press ahead of the fixture, he emphasised importance of the game as well as his expectations from the team.
He said: “We have to look at it with respect.
“I think we want to do well in the competition and for a club of our dimension to do well is not to be out in the group phase. Tomorrow is an important match for us.”
The ambitious 53-year old has been a serial winner of silverware at every club he’s been at and even if the Europa League doesn’t have the lure of the Champions League, it’s still a European cup and one which United have never won.
Going into the fixture after suffering his first defeat of the season at the hands of Manchester City, Mourinho will not make the mistake of underestimating Feyenoord because three points is essential to kick start the campaign.
That being said, with Watford away only a couple of days later there is likely to be plenty of changes including the confirmed introduction of Marcos Rojo who will start at left-back.