19th Sep 2018 | Champions League

Boys Against Man

Mourinho would happily win every game 1-0 regardless of opposition. He doubles down on that when away and in Europe.

There was a meeting held a fortnight ago where a number of leading football coaches met with UEFA to encourage a change in the away goal rule in continental competitions.

The group lobbied for away goals to stop counting double and one of the highest profile names in attendance was Jose Mourinho. That’s interesting because here is a man who loves playing for 0-0 draws on the road in two-legged encounters!

The first phase of the Champions League is all about accruing points though which means that Jose will be targeting a 1-0 victory at Young Boys on Wednesday night. That’s a best price 7/1 shot with Skybet.

The Portuguese would never admit as much against a small European side but he’s above all else a pragmatic, results-driven manager. United’s last three away trips in this competition have all seen one goal or none at all.

The Red Devils have far more quality than their hosts but that doesn’t mean we should expect anything more than the routine as a new campaign begins.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:04 19th Sep, 2018 but subject to change