Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 'happy' amid contract extension talks

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United have left Antonio Valencia back in Manchester as they didn't want to risk his troublesome knee on the artificial surface but Luke Shaw is back in contention after missing the Watford game due to concussion.

"I think Rashford has played more than enough in the last two seasons, the stats were something Mourinho made a point of referencing and I would agree with him", said the former Bayern Munich midfielder.

But the Swiss champions' artificial pitch will take some getting used to, and was the reason why United left Antonio Valencia behind.

Mourinho has let his feelings known about such surfaces to UEFA but was keen to stress that it should not be an excuse, instead pointing to one of Switzerland's favourite sons Federer's versatility as inspiration.

"I don't want to use that [the pitch], especially before the match, as a possible excuse for a not very good performance".

"As an example, we're in Switzerland, home of one of the best ever tennis players, and I am pretty sure the big man [Federer] is not happy to play on such a surface, but he has to play and win".

"At this moment I feel Marcus Rashford will say probably not".

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The Red Devils travel to Switzerland to face Young Boys live on BT Sport 2 HD from 8pm on Wednesday and ahead of the match, Owen Hargreaves exclusively gave us his take on the situation.

Jesse Lingard hasn't travelled to Switzerland while Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are still unavailable but Marcus Rashford will return to the starting eleven as he's now serving a domestic suspension.

Mourinho said of the Young Boys match: "He's selected for the game".

David De Gea is likely to start on Wednesday night and the Spaniard is hoping to end a disappointing run in the Champions League that has seen United reach just one quarterfinal in the last seven years. "We've found a certain balance in the team", he added. "So I don't think it's going to be a problem".

"He (Shaw) has a chance to play, of course he has", said Mourinho.

"We have Lukaku, Rashford, Mata, Alexis, Martial - they all can not play together, so try to be a little bit happy for the ones that are playing and not be critical of the ones that are not".

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