Jose Mourinho raves about 'fantastic, fundamental' Man United star

Jose Mourinho raves about 'fantastic, fundamental' Man United star

Carrick has been limited to just three starts this season after undergoing a heart procedure in September, and will call it a career after 12 years with the club.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of Manchester United's UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against Sevilla. He gives everything, he has done it for so many years now, we know exactly what he brings and he will have a great time here. The Portuguese had stated then that it is high time that Old Trafford experienced a big Champions League night.

"I think it is a very hard match", said Mourinho.

Sevilla's best chance of advancing to the quarter-finals could be to prey on any nerves there may be at Old Trafford.

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.

"So that's pretty much where I'm at, which is fine".

'Yes. It's kind of been sorted out. We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing to totally confirm as yet. But it's looking likely, yes'.


Carrick is unlikely to be in the starting line-up on Tuesday, while there are also big questions over Paul Pogba's availability.

Mourinho-managed teams, too, are hard to beat when they are ahead - a fact highlighted by a prolific Liverpool side's struggles to break down United after the Portuguese set his side up defensively in the second period following Marcus Rashford's two-goal salvo in the first 24 minutes.

And on the injury front, Mourinho confirmed Anthony Martial is fit and available to play against Sevilla but was undecided on Paul Pogba.

"(Pogba) did (train) after you left", Mourinho said.

"I said when he first signed, he is a Man United player, he suits the way we play, he has got that excitement, he always looks forward, he is dynamic and in the end you can judge him in the first few games or whatever but I think over time he will be terrific and I have no doubts about it".

Others who missed out are: Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind even as Eric Bailly took part despite an injury scare on Saturday.

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