Man United, Mourinho Seek Return Of Old Magic
By Ikechukwu Azunna
Jose Mourinho has twice stunned Old Trafford into silence on Champions League nights, but as Manchester United make their competition return, Mourinho’s obligation is to make the old stadium roar.
In 2004 his Porto side sensationally eliminated Man United in the Champions League last 16 and in 2013 he returned with Real Madrid to bring an end on Alex Ferguson’s European exploits in the Old Trafford dug-out.
The Uefa Champions League has always been the competition in which Jose Mourinho has defined himself and he has already been talking up his chances of surpassing Ferguson’s record as the competition’s most experienced manager.
“The Champions League night is a unique experience for everyone. I have some players without that great experience.
“I think it will be fabulous for them and the fans to be back in the Champions League and to have the initial three matches to be played at Old Trafford, I think is fantastic.”