Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has responded to the club’s draw in the Champions League group, admitting it’s a tough one to be in.
The Portuguese manager will have to attempt to navigate his way through a group that involves Juventus, Valencia and Young Boys to reach the next round.
Although even fans were stating it’s a little tough, United are still expected to qualify from the group.
Juventus were Italian champions last season and Mourinho highlighted how dangerous they are now, particularly with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Serie A side are favourites for the group, leaving the second spot up for grabs if the Red Devils can perform on the European stage.
According to Manchester Evening News, Jose said to MUTV: “Difficult for us, difficult for them [the other teams]. A very difficult group with one of the biggest candidates to reach the final [in Juventus] and a team who made an incredible investment on top of a fantastic team they had, so a big, big candidate.
“Valencia is also one of the top four teams in Spain and that says everything.
“Young Boys is, of course, a team that comes from the fourth pot and the world will say it’s the team that didn’t have a chance to qualify but for some reason they qualified, they went to Croatia and won in the play-offs [against Dinamo Zagreb], for some reason they beat Basel and they won the Swiss title.
“On top of that, they play on an artificial pitch, which is a big advantage for them and a big disadvantage for the other teams.”
Valencia appear to be edging back to their best having earned a top four spot in La Liga for the first time in a while.
Young Boys were Swiss champions in their last campaign which will give them a confidence boost that’s needed in the group.
If Manchester United can get three points against Juventus whether home or away and avoid defeat to Valencia they should be alright.
All six points against Young Boys will be needed though in order to ensure a top two finish.