Manchester United v Sevilla - Preview and possible lineups

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 +12k

Pin Pogba is a doubt for the game due to a gashed leg. AFP
Pogba is a doubt for the game due to a gashed leg. AFP

Manchester United v Sevilla - Preview and possible lineups

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 +12k

We take a look ahead to Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg clash between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford. The tie is currently poised at 0-0 following the first leg in Seville.

Man Utd: Midfielder Paul Pogba could be involved after he returned to training on Monday after a gash kept him out of the victory over Liverpool at the weekend. Pogba's fellow countryman Anthony Martial is available once again after sitting out two games. Jose Mourinho will once again be without Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to feature as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Sevilla: Sebastien Corchia will not feature as he continues his recovery from a groin injury. Defender Daniel Carrico has overcome a knock to be involved in the squad, but former Manchester City man Jesus Navas will play no part.

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho:

"This a very difficult match. We are playing against a team who didn't lose against Liverpool home and away, scored goals at Liverpool and drew the match in Liverpool," he added.

"I say Liverpool because they are an example of a very good team. It's a team with a big tradition. I say Liverpool to show that Sevilla is a really good team and the result of the first leg is one that leaves everything open.

"I do not feel like we have any advantage at this moment."

Sevilla chairman Jose Castro:

"We're excited and we can't be anything else. We're going to try and be brave in an iconic stadium and against a great opponent, we're excited as we can only be by the prospect of achieving something important, which is being in the quarter-finals 60 years later.

"Every knockout tie is difficult at this level because all your opponents outweigh you in budget by many times. We're aware that we have the chance to make history and we have to try and take our chances, which is what we've been missing. Our play has been very good and we're just missing bite, being lethal in front of goal".

Did you know?

70% of the teams that draw 0-0 away from home in the first leg of a Champions League tie advance to the next round (21/30).


Possible lineups:

Man Utd: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; Matic, McTominay; Mata, Sanchez, Rashford, Lukaku.

Sevilla: Rico; Layun, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero; N'Zonzi, Banega; Sarabia, Vazquez, Nolito; Muriel.

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