Champions League draw: Jose Mourinho reveals who he wants Man Utd to face – and why

JOSE MOURINHO hopes Manchester United face a fellow Premier League side in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Red Devils came from behind to stun PSG and reach the final eight of the Champions League.

Manchester United are joined in the quarter-final draw by Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Juventus, Barcelona, Ajax and Porto.

The Premier League big boys will be hoping to face either Ajax or Porto as they all eye a spot in the semi-finals.

However, Mourinho, who was sacked by United at the end of last year, is hoping the Premier League sides are drawn against each other to guarantee two of them reach the final four.

The Special One is also hoping Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus face Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the last eight.

Mourinho told Russian TV outlet RT: “I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference.

“But I would do two matches between English teams, which would mean two teams would be in the semi-finals.

“I think if the draw gives something like Manchester City versus Manchester United, or Tottenham against Liverpool, for example, I think would be absolutely fantastic matches.

“My second choice would be not by tactical or emotional reasons but by what I think would be fantastic extra motivation I would do Ajax versus Porto, as that would mean one of them reach the semi-finals.

“They are doing so, so well during the competition that I think it would be amazing for one of them. ‘It would be amazing for Portugal as a country, Netherlands as a country, to have a team in the semi-final.

“I wouldn’t like Juventus against Barcelona because I think it would be something really special Barcelona against Juventus in a possible final or semi-final.

“Two great teams that are not being successful in the Champions League for a few years, of course Juventus so much more than Barcelona.

“And led by two big players Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi is something I wouldn’t waste on a quarter-final, I would wait a little bit more.”

The Champions League quarter-final draw takes place at 11am on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.

There are no restrictions in the draw, so United and their Premier League rivals can be drawn against each other.