UCL Draw: Mourinho Reveals The Team He Wants Manchester United To Face In QF
Yemi|March. 15, 2019
Jose Mourinho says he would like to see Manchester United draw another English side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will learn their opponents for the last eight of the competition when the draw takes place in Nyon this afternoon after they knocked out Paris Saint-Germain last week.
All four English sides in the competition have reached the quarter-final stage for the first time since 2009, with Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City all also through.
Barcelona, Juventus Ajax and Porto make up the rest of the draw, however Mourinho says he would rather see the Premier League sides face one another in the next round.
"I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference," the Portuguese told RT.
"But I would do two matches between English teams, which would mean two teams would be in the semi-finals.
"I think if the draw gives something like Manchester City vs Manchester United, or Tottenham against Liverpool, for example, I think would be absolutely fantastic matches."
Porto are the only other side left in the competition which Mourinho has previously managed, and he would like them to face fellow outsiders Ajax in order to ensure an underdog makes the final four.
Mourinho continued "My second choice would be not by tactical or emotional reasons but by what I think would be fantastic extra motivation I would do Ajax versus Porto, as that would mean one of them reach the semi-finals.
"They are doing so, so well during the competition that I think it would be amazing for one of them. It would be amazing for Portugal as a country, Netherlands as a country, to have a team in the semi-final."
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