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14/02/2018 11:09, Report by Joe Ganley

European football’s showpiece competition resumes this week at the Round of 16 stage. So what better time to revisit the Reds’ UEFA Champions League campaign thus far, ahead of the first leg of our clash with Sevilla next Wednesday…

MATCHDAY 1: UNITED 3 FC BASEL 0
United’s return to Champions League football didn’t exactly begin in ideal fashion, as Paul Pogba limped off within 20 minutes due to a hamstring injury. That particular dark cloud did, however, offer a pleasing silver lining: the Frenchman’s replacement, Marouane Fellaini, nodded the Reds into the lead on 35 minutes. Another header, from Romelu Lukaku, doubled the score early in the second period, before Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score on his Champions League debut, completing a straightforward night’s work. “When you start the group phase, it’s always important to win,” reflected Jose Mourinho.

MATCHDAY 2: CSKA MOSCOW 1 UNITED 4
Inspired by a devastating spell of twinkle-toed wizardry on the left-flank from Anthony Martial, United notched four goals for the fifth time in nine matches on a comfortable night in Russia. A last-gasp strike from Konstantin Kuchaev offered the home side a sliver of consolation – and infuriated David De Gea – but a double from Lukaku, a penalty from Martial and a neat Henrikh Mkhitaryan finish had long put the game to bed. “We…



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