Sevilla prepared to 'suffer' against Man United at Old Trafford - Montella

Annette Crawford
March 13, 2018

Mourinho insisted the game against Sevilla was "more important" than the one just gone against Liverpool. Jose Mourinho's men will enter this game against Sevilla looking for a place in the tournament's quarter finals after drawing 0-0 on the road in the first leg.

The Serbian worldwide has been in great form in Italy this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further seven strikes in 37 games.

United sealed a 2-1 win over their arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League clash on Saturday. The buzz in the stadium will be an obvious plus for United on Tuesday night but apart from that, the Liverpool match provided a glimpse of how Manchester United can adjust without Paul Pogba. (Marcus) Rashford's been in the side recently, he's done well, particularly off the left-hand side. McTominay and Matic plugged the gaps and, along with Ashley Young hounding Mohamed Salah, blunted Liverpool's lethal forward line.

But Mourinho insists it may be a while until the 29-year-old hits top form at Old Trafford. It was no different for him against Liverpool, although he was taken off only in injury time. Will they pull the upset, or will United hold on?

United will on Tuesday host Sevilla in the second leg of their round of 16 tie after holding the Spanish side to a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture three weeks ago.

A 0-0 draw in the opening game at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium means any score draw in Manchester will see United eliminated, but the Red Devils can go into the contest with confidence after winning their last five home games on the bounce. Their form since the first leg is not encouraging.

According to the Portuguese manager, the players were joking about the own goal in the dressing room after the match.

At the same time, it has to be remembered that Sevilla were the team disappointed with the fact that the first leg ended goalless. The former Manchester City star is the only one who would be a starter if fit, however, while the absences of Corchia, Carrico and Carole certainly weaken the side defensively. The ball is now in the Mancunian court.

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