When is the Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester United and Sevilla?
“They’re on a roll, but we hope to interrupt United’s good run”.
Mourinho was happier with the atmosphere after his recent criticisms, though he didn’t appreciate the supporters’ reaction to a stray Scott McTominay pass at one point.
A knock picked up in training kept him out of that match, although United were able to pick up a 2-1 victory in his absence.
Goalkeeper: David De Gea has been in sensational form all season and United have him to thank for securing a 0-0 draw in the first leg so no doubt he’ll keep his place tomorrow.
The Red Devils will be without defenders Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, and midfielder Ander Herrera.
Tonight’s opposition Sevilla have had mixed form since they met United at home and have fallen away from the top four.
“I can look at it and think I’ve give it my best, I’ve tried all sorts of different things to bring the best out of me over the years and I can say that I gave my best, so I can look back with no regrets”. There were, however, wins against both Malaga and Athletic Bilbao in between that sandiwch of defeats.
Anthony Martial also sat out with a thigh injury.
“Before you even ask me the question, will I speak to those upstairs?”
A first-half brace from Marcus Rashford proved the difference. He was upset with a player and the same happened to me against Crystal Palace, where I was upset with my player and therefore [the officials] understood that too.
“Hopefully I can get some game-time at some point between now and the end of the season”, he said.
Everton beat Brighton 2-0, while Swansea drew 0-0 at Huddersfield despite having Jordan Ayew sent off.
“It’s a big goal”, the Manchester-born attacker said after the 2-1 win.
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Jose Mourinho slammed criticism of Manchester United’s cautious approach in its 2-1 win over bitter rival Liverpool on Saturday. Away in London a week later, at Crystal Palace, a typically frustrating lethargic and complacent performance at Selhurst Park seemed to be set to put United into third.
On the whole, though, Liverpool had a right to feel aggrieved given they were the better side and saw a clear penalty denied in the second half.
Despite the Red Devils holding the advantage of playing the second leg at home without a deficit to overcome, Sevilla president Jose Castro believes his side are on the cusp of reaching the last eight of European football’s premier cup competition for the first since 1957/58.
Since that dour day at Sevilla, United have reeled off three straight wins and regained their footing after a choppy February. The accusation was levelled after a 0-0 draw at Liverpool in October but, while the game was frustrating to watch and stalled momentum, a goalless draw at Anfield was a not a bad result.