Sevilla clash bigger than Liverpool, says Mourinho

Sevilla clash bigger than Liverpool, says Mourinho

A goalless draw against Sevilla in the first leg means Manchester United should have a favourable chance of advancing in the Champions League when the round-of-16 tie heads to Old Trafford on Tuesday. As such, we can look forward to another hour of "has he been dropped or does he have a hurty leg" between the lineup appearing and Mourinho doing his pre-game interview.

In 1998 they took Monaco back to Old Trafford after a 0-0 draw in the principality but were undone by David Trezeguet's early goal in the second leg of the quarter-final, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's equaliser insufficient to carry them through.

But as the Champions League enters the knockout stages, only 12 teams remain and the quarterfinal of any cup competition is the point at which teams start to believe they can go all the way.

"I remember at the beginning when I was taking him as an extra player, in the meetings, in the dressing room at half-time eating every word, listening to everything", Mourinho told reporters. Pep Guardiola's side walloped the Ukrainians 7-0 in the second game at the Allianz Arena, the largest margin following a scoreless opening game in Champions League history.

"But tomorrow and Saturday against Brighton are the matches where, in the end, you go to the next draw or you don't go to the next draw".

"The most important thing is to do that and be focused on doing that and not what people or the media will say about it". And with United having finally made some kind of statement in the league, it's time for something similar in Europe.

On pundit duty during the Liverpool match, former Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer criticised Mourinho's handling of Rashford, something the United boss could not accept.

"To keep going and try to get through to the quarterfinal would be great for us. I'm really happy with Marcus".

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