Man Utd news LIVE: Jose Mourinho reveals Champions League draw wish, Mbappe transfer claim

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Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Friday, March 15

  • Kylian Mbappe will join Real Madrid thanks to Man Utd – Nicol
  • Jose Mourinho hopes Manchester United draw a Premier League side in the Champions League QF draw
  • Jose wants two PL clubs to reach the semi-final stage
  • The draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland today and is scheduled to get underway at 11am

Champions League draw – Live!

The Champions League draw will be underway within the next hour and build-up is getting underway now. You can follow the quarter-final draw with Express Sport on our dedicated live blog. Click here!

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

OGS on Wolves’ progress

“That’s a testament of them, we talk about these teams, last season you were impressed with them then to go through the Championship as they did convincingly with the players, had a clear plan didn’t get Championship players in, players above the Championship level and you can see that now in seventh trust their own way of playing, defended fantastically well against Chelsea but at home they take the game to the opponent with the great passing ability in the team.”

Three-month assessment

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives his assessment of his first three months at the helm

“We’ve done well of course we’ve given ourselves to be in and amongst top four, we’re in Cup quarter-finals both in FA Cup and Champions League, we’ve been on a good run now the not squeaky bum time like the gaffer used to say,” Solskjaer said.

“It tightens up and April and May at Manchester United we narrow the focus and it’s now about winning trophies, make use of the squad, it’s always been able made we’ve done that.”

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Solskjaer – bring it on!

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on today’s Champions League draw: “Definitely, we’re happy to be through, so many good teams anyway so we’ll know in a couple of hours time who we’re gonna play against.

“It’s been a nice couple of days watching and relaxing the other games. I don’t really mind who we gonna play because it’s gonna be tough anyway if you’re gonna win it.

“It says a lot about the quality [of the Premier League having six English clubs left in European competition]. And it’s not like any of us have had easy teams to play against. Dortmund, Munich and PSG, have been beaten so it’s a testament to the Premier League.”

Injury news

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We’re still getting players back. Jesse and Ander have been training. Rom has a sore foot so he will be assessed this morning so let’s see if he can join in. Phil Jones is back so we’re looking stronger.”

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: REUTERS)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is holding his press conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Wolves.

Express Sport will bring you all the latest news as it arrives. Standby…

Man Utd trigger Kylian Mbappe transfer

Kylian Mbappe will join Real Madrid, according to ESPN FC pundit Steve Nicol.

PSG were one of the favourites to win the Champions League until Manchester United created history at the Parc des Princes.

And Nicol believes that defeat will make Mbappe want to leave PSG for Real Madrid.

“Well they almost got him 12 months, 18 months ago,” Nicol said of Mbappe. “PSG got in there at the end and persuaded him to go there.

“I think the result against Man United during the week has made this somewhat possible. I would have said ‘absolutely not’ this time last week. But today I’m saying I think eventually this is going to happen.

“It’s not going to happen in the summer but I think maybe 18 months this guy will be at Real Madrid.”

MAN UTD CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Jose Mourinho wants Prem on Prem…

Jose Mourinho hopes Manchester United face a fellow Premier League side in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Premier League big boys will be hoping to face either Ajax or Porto as they all eye a spot in the semi-finals.

However, Mourinho is hoping the Premier League sides are drawn against each other to guarantee two of them reach the final four.

“I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference,” Jose told Russian TV outlet 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 versus Manchester United, or Tottenham against Liverpool, for example, I think would be absolutely fantastic matches.”

MAN UTD CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE STREAM

Manchester United news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE)

Champions League draw

The UEFA Champions League draw takes place today and Manchester United will learn their quarter-final opponent.

Premier League clubs United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool make up half of the remaining teams in the final eight.

Barcelona, Juventus, Porto and Ajax round out the rest of the draw.

The draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland today and is scheduled to get underway at 11am UK time.

Once the last-eight ties are decided, first-leg fixtures will be held on April 9/10 before the return legs are played on April 16/17.

You can follow LIVE coverage of the draw as it happens with Express Sport.

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