Mourinho Talks Up United's UCL Chances, Confirms Martial Return, Unsure Of Pogba

Mourinho Talks Up United's UCL Chances, Confirms Martial Return, Unsure Of Pogba

But, as United prepare to face Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash on Tuesday having drawn 0-0 in Spain, they need to start getting more out of the former Arsenal and Barcelona attacker.

The last time these two sides met, Manchester United held on to a scoreless draw at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last month in a game where Los Nervionenses could have easily escaped with the win based on all the scoring chances they missed.

"We won 2-1 against Liverpool on Saturday and at the end of the game there were some who said it was a disaster". I think it was a chance that we didn't want to lose and we made it, but we don't believe a lot in the winter market.

"When a team gets into the last eight, the feeling is you are among the best, but anything can happen".

United's midfield three of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata in the first leg was designed with counter-attacking purposes in mind - a triumvirate capable of supplying and finishing off one killer pass to make all the difference - but it ultimately caused the visitors to stagnate and regress during the game.

With Pogba missing, Mourinho could well go for the same starting line-up as we saw against Liverpool.

"To keep going and try to get through to the quarterfinal would be great for us".


"After that, we tried to defend our advantage, which we managed to do". "Sevilla and Brighton [in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday] are more important games than Liverpool", he said.

"This a very hard match". But when you draw away, even though it's a 0-0, we get to decide the tie at home. It's a team with a big tradition.

At the same time, it has to be remembered that Sevilla were the team disappointed with the fact that the first leg ended goalless.

"So imagine if we were knocked out - it would be considered a disaster, but for me it would be a disappointment".

Paul Pogba sat out the Liverpool win and only re-joined training for the second half of his team-mates' session on Monday, although Anthony Martial is fit to return.

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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took part in training before the Sevilla game, although it remains to be seen whether the veteran Swedish striker is in any condition for his first competitive action since Boxing Day.

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