José Mourinho has admitted that Manchester United are part of the “second level” of European teams, in a separate section to the giants of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Man United returned to the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Swiss champions FC Basel. The Reds spent last season toiling in the UEFA Europa League, the continent’s second-tier competition, and lifted the trophy to give them a path back to the elite.
Mourinho, though, told reporters at Old Trafford on Tuesday that things are different for United, in a footballing sense, compared to the Spanish giants and Bayern Munich.
“I think for these teams that you are speaking of and for the Real Madrids, Barcelonas and Bayerns, the Champions League starts in Feb...
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