Sevilla coach Montella on Man Utd trip: Score and everything changes

Mar 13, 2018, 04:19
Sevilla coach Montella on Man Utd trip: Score and everything changes

Manchester United have turned their form around and how, since the first leg in Seville. While there were no shots on target from either side until Marcus Rashford's epic 14th-minute goal - and only four in total during the entire game - the home side was attack-minded throughout. This has fueled doubts over his availability for the Sevilla game.

Much of the pre-match talk centred around how United were going to cope with Liverpool's in-form front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and the league's joint-top scorer Mohamed Salah.

The Red Devils will be without defenders Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, and midfielder Ander Herrera.

Coincidentally, it was McTominay's challenge in the final minutes of Friday's session that left Pogba requiring stitches in his leg. Anthony Martial missed both games last week, but Mourinho confirmed he is fit and the French star trained with the team. "We were worth the win", United manager Jose Mourinho said.


The Belgian superstar is evolving into a team player, and he could be the difference in Tuesday's matchup. Among those, we can find Lionel Carole (muscular), Daniel Carrico (thigh), Sebastien Corchia (groin), Jose Mena (groin) and Jesus Navas (calf). "Not at all. But the biggest problem we have in this moment and that we have to resolve has only one name and that name is Sevilla". The rest of the defensive unit should stay the same, with the onus on Clement Lenglet, to marshall the back-four. From the first whistle he was running at Trent Alexander-Arnold, driving him back and unsettling the Liverpool defence. "It is really hard to do that against a team like Manchester United".

Pablo Sarabia and Joaquin Correa will be the key men in the wide areas, providing a burst of pace to unsettle the Manchester United full-backs.

However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was a makeweight in the forward's move to United, has also struggled to settle at his new club.

The hosts have lost all three Champions League ties against Bayern by an aggregate score of 9-0 after their 5-0 defeat in the first-leg and the Bundesliga outfit already have more than one foot in the last quarter-finals.

Sevilla have never won in six trips to England (D3 L3). After a run of poor games, his boss Mourinho wasn't reluctant to bench him despite him being the most expensive Manchester United player ever.

Juan Mata is the man likely to make way as youngster Scott McTominay has played his way in to Mourinho's starting eleven with some mature display's recently while Nemanja Matic should once again start in the holding role. For this reason, Manchester United's defense must be aware of Sevilla's attacking power.

Can they break the jinx?