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Europa League: Mourinho reveals team that is favourite to win trophy

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Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are now “one of the top favourites” to win the Europa League.

United suffered a 3-2 defeat away at RB Leipzig on Tuesday which ensured that they missed out on qualification for the Champions League knockout stages.

Spurs head coach Mourinho, who took in a spell at Old Trafford between 2016 and 2018, thinks United must automatically be considered as one of the frontrunners to lift the Europa League trophy after narrowly failing to get out of an all-star Champions League group.

“Manchester United become one of the top favourites to win the competition,” the Portuguese told a press conference on Wednesday.

“The teams that drop from the Champions League are strong and normally don’t belong to the level of the Europa League.

“United are one of the top teams. The group was very hard with Paris Saint-Germain and Leipzig. We knew it was not going to be easy for any of them.”

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