Goals: Manchester United 3 FC Basel 0

Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford netted either side of Lukaku's header to confirm a comfortable return to Champions League action for United. I am happy with the goal, but most of all happy with the three points. "It's important to win when starting at home". We stopped to make the right decisions on the pitch and we could put ourselves in trouble. I don't like it.

"Football is football and you have to respect your opponent". We have to play every game to win.

"I didn't like it, the players relaxed too much".

Mourinho rested key players in Premier League matches towards the end of last season in order to save them for Europe, which he believed offered their best chance of Champions League qualification.

"I want to see Paul Pogba do what Fellaini does". I didnt speak yet with him or the medical staff. "The squad is for this".

Ashley Young is back in the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury but Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo remain absent through knee injuries. We don't cry with injuries.

But the United boss said he had midfield options for the weekend's Premier League clash with Everton, including Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Fellaini and Nemanja Matic.

On Fellaini, in particular, Mourinho added: "He is a player with special qualities who does things that some other players can not do".

"To play my first match at Old Trafford is something I have really waited for".

"He changed my career personally when he came in, he gave me a self confidence".

- United defeat Basel 3-0 in UEFA Champions League opener.

The Sweden worldwide has not featured in the Premier League yet.

There were eye-catching wins elsewhere - Barcelona beating Juventus 3-0, big-spending Paris Saint-Germain crushing Celtic 5-0 - and Mourinho said United could not now be considered in the same bracket. "We wanted to bounce back after the slip up against Stoke".

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