Tim Sherwood: 'Manchester United camp is divided'

José Mourinho: we missed out at Valencia but it’s still been a success

His team missed the chance to finish top of its Champions League group as an understrength team lost 2-1 at Valencia, with an embarrassing own-goal by Phil Jones proving decisive.

As for Manchester United, they take on Liverpool this weekend in a blockbuster Premier League clash.

Defeat, however, was nothing more than Mourinho's side deserved, as a line-up that included eight changes and a return for Paul Pogba delivered a sluggish display at Mestalla. "No, maybe you did, not me", he said. "Anything. Nothing that happened surprised me at all".

United go through as runners-up into Monday's draw for the last 16, with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich their potential opponents in the next round.

'I think sometimes to just say is not very intelligent, but when you have the potential, you have nothing to hide. "If we don't win and Juventus doesn't win, we can blame ourselves".

Mourinho had always planned to rest several first-choice players, but if he hoped for others to give him a selection headache ahead of a packed league schedule, he was sorely disappointed.




"I expected it to be a top six but that gap would look like a chasm if they don't get anything out of the game - [they need] at least a point".

That made it 2-0 for Valencia in the 47th minute, after Carlos Soler put the home side in front with a driven first-time finish after latching onto Jones' clearing header in the 17th.

Sherwood has said that United boss Jose Mourinho can call upon a number of "world-class players", but there is "so much split" at Old Trafford, according to the former midfielder.

Liverpool legend Steve McMahon insists that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp would get another 25 per cent out of Paul Pogba if he played for the Merseyside giants.

Despite Liverpool's impressive start to the campaign, Klopp has yet to win any cups in his three years on Merseyside - including losing the finals of the Champions League, Europa League and League Cup - and Mourinho insisted that silverware counts for everything.

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