Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lampard: Mourinho Is Biggest Asset for United

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lampard: Mourinho Is Biggest Asset for United

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JOSE Mourinho is United's 'biggest asset' as they look to make an impact in this season's Champions League, according to Frank Lampard.

After 644 days, the Reds made their long-awaited return to Europe's most prestigious club competition with a 3-0 win against Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford fired Mourinho's youthful side straight to the top of Group A ahead of CSKA Moscow.

Mourinho, a two-time winner, has never been eliminated in the group stages of the Champions League and Lampard is backing his former manager to take United deep into the knockout stages.

"They will comfortably get through their group. With the squad they have now and how manager Jose Mourinho is, you have to say they will get to the last eight at the very least," he wrote in his column for the London Evening Standard. …

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