UEFA Champions League
Man United vs FC Basel
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 2:45p ET
Venue: Old Trafford, Stretford
MANCHESTER — Jose Mourinho has confirmed David De Gea will start Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Basel despite picking Sergio Romero for vital Europa League games last season.
De Gea sat out the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm, among other matches in the competition, as Mourinho opted to field his No. 2 Romero.
But De Gea will be back in goal when the Champions League returns to Old Trafford for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday night.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he “feels weaker” without Marouane Fellaini in his squad after confirming the midfielder is a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League Group A tie with FC Basel.
Fellaini missed Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Stoke because of a calf injury.
The Belgium international has divided opinion among fans since joining from Everton in 2013, but Mourinho was keen to emphasise his value.