Manchester United have an 83 percent chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight's Soccer Power Index (SPI).
The Premier League, meanwhile, has not provided a victor since Chelsea in 2012.
Mourinho had said last month before the start of the season that the Sweden worldwide was not yet ready for the Premier League, and said that the player needed time to settle down.
This is Lukaku's first game in the Champions League for a while and as a result, I think the Belgian superstar will start the campaign off with a bang.
"I feel weaker without Fellaini in my squad, it doesn't matter if it's on the pitch or if it's on the bench".
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Mourinho accused Stoke of playing defensive football at times and going direct too often, though he did also concede that a point apiece was the correct outcome.
"Apart from that there many teams in Champions League who are very similar to teams in the Europa League".
Shaqiri's former club Basel visit Old Trafford for their opening Champions League group game as clear underdogs, especially since their 2-1 home defeat to Lausanne at the weekend left them without a win in three games. I don't think Jones and Bailly are better than them, they are the same level.
"I am a team player and when the manager needs me I will be there and that's it. So if his condition improves then he will be selected, because I need him".
De Gea, on the other hand, was used for domestic contests, but Mourinho has confirmed at a press conference ahead of the clash with Basel that, this time around, the Spaniard would feature in Champions League games.
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In the end, Mourinho picked Lukaku, deciding it was easier to make the transition from Premier League to Champions League than La Liga to Premier League.
"He is very bright and very clam and step by step he will be there".
But United may be without Marouane Fellaini, who excelled in May's Europa League final win over Ajax and who has a calf problem.
He said: "I don't know, there are strong teams in England".
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United have reached the knockout stages in 16 of their previous 20 Champions League appearances; however they haven't made it past the group stages since 2013/14.