Pressure all on Jose Mourinho ahead of Real Madrid-Man United clash

Veteran midfielder Paul Scholes remains out for United with a knee problem, but winger Ashley Young and goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard are back in the squad after injuries. Both Phil Jones and Jonny Evans were on the flight to Madrid on Tuesday after recovering from knocks picked up in the 2-0 win over Everton in the English Premier League on Sunday.

updated: February 12, 2013 23:52 IST
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Madrid: Outwitting Alex Ferguson has never been so important for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho as he potentially puts his short- and long-term future on the line in the last-16 match against Manchester United in the Champions League.

With Madrid trailing Barcelona by 16 points in the Spanish league, the pressure is on Mourinho to deliver success in Europe and win the continent's most glittering prize for the club for the 10th time.

Widespread opinion in Spain suggests his job depends on it.

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