CONFIRMED: Manchester United’s Starting XI for Tuesday’s Match against BSC Young Boys

Matteo Darmian was also absent from United's training session on Monday

Matteo Darmian was also absent from United's training session on Monday

United remain well-placed to advance in Europe but Mourinho, who admitted his midfield lacks "aggression", wants his side to shed their lethargy. I feel sorry for Young Boys... if they have a bit of quality they win that game. "If you feel pressure when people come to support you stay at [your] home and watch on TV".

Luke Shaw admits you need a "thick skin" to play for Jose Mourinho but says he has "enjoyed" the Manchester United manager's tough love.

But, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Mourinho insisted: "It's frustrating because what I want is the team to start strong, is the team to go strong on the opponent, not to be waiting, not to be reactive but proactive". Young Boys is not a crucial game, but I want to play like it is the last chance to qualify. "I want to play this game as a knockout game". Always. I always prefer to play at home.

Mourinho's men are two points off Group H leaders Juventus and two ahead of third-placed Valencia following the 2-1 come-from-behind win in Turin earlier this month. I want to play this game as a knockout game, that we have to win tomorrow.

United have had problems getting to their home Champions League games on time this season and were hit with a UEFA fine after kickoff against Valencia was delayed by five minutes. We played positive and that was most important'. And he says Mourinho's side now represent the antithesis of some of the swashbuckling United teams of yesteryear.

Mourinho's woes were further compounded when he confirmed that his much improved and increasingly influential Sweden defender Victor Lindelöf will be absent because of a muscle injury - nearly certainly his thigh - and could also be sidelined over the impending festive period. United are now clear favourites to go through to the last 16 with Juventus. We train hard for the team and we're just looking forward to putting things right on Tuesday.

'It's unfair to harp back to old times with the new regimes but it needs good passing and positive play - it's the total opposite to what we're seeing with the current team and it's very much with the identity of this team.

"What he said the other day, that was more a generational thing", said Shaw. "But if it isn't better, I walk!"

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