Manchester United have won the Europa League for the first time in three seasons and will host Liverpool in the next round.
It was the most lopsided of wins for Jose Mourinho’s men, who are just two points clear at the top of the Premier League table and will face Barcelona in the semi-finals on Sunday.
“The players will be ready, the team will be well-rested and ready for this game,” Mourinho said.
“We have a great chance to win this game.
We have a chance to do it in a friendly.”
This is a very important game, it’s a special game for the fans and it’s an important game for us to win it.
We are confident.
“Liverpool will be without Raheem Sterling, who missed the Europa league with a knee injury and will miss their first Champions League fixture since 2002.
Raphael Varane was a late substitute in the 3-2 victory over Olympiakos on Wednesday but was a key figure in their win at Chelsea on Wednesday.
Rafael Benitez’s side were without key performers like Daniel Sturridge and James Milner.”
He made some great decisions in the game and made some good tackles. “
He was unbelievable.
He made some great decisions in the game and made some good tackles.
He’s a big player, a big striker, and I think the performance he showed tonight was incredible.”
Mourinho’s side will be hoping to make it two in their group for the second successive round and win out in the first leg on Friday, which will be played at Old Trafford.
“That’s what we have to do,” said Mourinho.
“We’ve got to be ready for the game, but we also have to be prepared for Barcelona in this competition.
Barcelona are very strong in this group and we have a huge chance to play against them.”
To play in a Champions League is a great honour for all of us, but I think we can do it.
“Watch the highlights from the match below: