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Joe Hart: "We didn't play well today"

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who was wearing the captain's armband for the Citizens in their UEFA Champions League clash against German minnows Borussia Monchengladbach, wasn't at all impressed with his side's performance as they picked up a hard earned 2-1 win on Wednesday night.

The England international shared in an interview after the game, "We didn't play well today, we were disjointed as we had been in the last few games. But we deserved to win, we had some really good chances. It may have come late but Sergio Aguero is a cool guy and he will score."


Juan Mata: "It was a very tough game"

Spanish winger Juan Mata scored one and made one as Manchester United etched together a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, and the Red Devils' superstar was unsurprisingly elated with his performance.

Mata shared after the game in an interview with BT Sport, "It was a very tough game because we were physically tired at the end. But we did what we had to do."


Man United match winner Smalling: "We deserved the win"

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling looked tired but happy as his team sneaked away with a 2-1 victory over German upstarts Wolfsburg in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night with the England international scoring the winning goal early in the second half.

A delighted Smalling told BT Sport after the game, We started up against it after conceding a goal. But we created a lot of chances and deserved the win. We didn't give them too many chances. We created some ourselves which gave us a deserved victory."


Man United battle past Wolfsburg to register first Champions League win

Premier League leaders Manchester United had the perfect tune-up to their massive game against long term rivals Arsenal at the weekend, beating Wolfsburg 2-1 in their UEFA Champions League clash at Old Trafford to get their European campaign up and running.

United, who had suffered a shock defeat at the hands of PSV Eindhoven in their season opener a couple of weeks ago, looked to be in a spot of bother early on as Daniel Caligiuri gave Wolfsburg a shock lead in the fourth minute as he took advantage of some poor defending from Antonio Valencia. The Ecuadorian winger playing out of position at right back played Caligiuri onside, and the midfielder finished comfortably past David de Gea.


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Learning a lesson from Arsenal and Chelsea's debacles in the UEFA Champions League last night, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal shows that discretion is the better part of valour resisting the temptation to make wholesale changes to his side in the Champions League clash against Wolfsburg at Old Trafford tonight.

In fact, United make just the solitary change to the side that beat Sunderland 3-0 at the weekend, despite having Arsenal to face at the Emirates this weekend. The one change is a predictable one with LvG continuing to rotate between his experienced veterans in the middle of the park with Michael Carrick making way for Bastian Schweinsteiger.


Chelsea's poor run continues as Blues stunned by Porto

Chelsea's struggles at the start of the 2015-16 seem to be creeping from the Premier League into other competitions as the Blues suffered a shock defeat in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night to former champions FC Porto.

It was not a happy homecoming for Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho, who led Porto to back to back league wins, a UEFA Cup triumph and Champions League win in the early 2000s before leaving the side for his first stint with Chelsea.


Arsenal horror show hands Olympiakos rare Champions League win

Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger refuses to learn from his mistakes and was punished for the second straight game in the UEFA Champions League as the proud London giants suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at home to Greek Champions Olympiakos.

Arsenal made five changes to the side that beat Leicester City 5-2 at the weekend and another disjointed performance in the Champions League followed with the Gunners' reserve goalkeeper David Ospina once again at fault for letting in a clumsy own goal, while a poor decision to stick his foot out from young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also cost the Gunners dearly as they conceded poor goals to go down to Olympiakos.


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