​Former ​Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he wants to see all-English quarter-final ties in the UEFA Champions League this season.


The draw for the final eight of the continental tournament takes place on Friday with Manchester United, ​Manchester City​Liverpool​Tottenham​Juventus​Barcelona, Ajax and Porto, all waiting to see who they will meet.


The Red Devils knocked Paris Saint-Germain in unbelievable fashion and could now end up facing a Premier League rival in the quarter-final.


As reported by ​MetroWhen asked about his ideal quarter-final line-up, Mourinho told RT, "I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference. But I would do two matches between English teams, which would mean two teams would be in the semi-finals."



He continued, "I think if the draw gives something like Manchester City versus Manchester United, or Tottenham against Liverpool, for example, I think would be absolutely fantastic matches."


Talking positively about the underdogs, Mourinho claimed, "My second choice would be not by tactical or emotional reasons but by what I think would be fantastic extra motivation I would do Ajax versus Porto, as that would mean one of them reach the semi-finals. It would be amazing for Portugal as a country, Netherlands as a country, to have a team in the semi-final."


On being asked if he would like to see Juventus face Barcelona, Mourinho concluded, "I wouldn’t like Juventus against Barcelona because I think it would be something really special Barcelona against Juventus in a possible final or semi-final."


"Two great teams that are not being successful in the Champions League for a few years, of course Juventus so much more than Barcelona, ‘And led by two big players Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi is something I wouldn’t waste on a quarter-final, I would wait a little bit more."