Jesus Navas warns Man Utd not to underestimate Sevilla

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba

Manchester United will take in Spanish side Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash later this month.

Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of some first team players ahead of the crucial Champions League away game at Sevilla on Wednesday.

Romelu Lukaku scored once in each half for Jose Mourinho's side, with Juan Mata seeing another effort controversially ruled out by VAR shortly before the break. The former Manchester United midfielder hung up his boots at the end of a season which saw the club win their record-breaking 19th league title.

Much of the build-up to the match from United's perspective was dominated by Pogba, with Jose Mourinho strongly refuting recent claims that he and the Frenchman had fallen out.

"They had no central midfield players, really".

As well as quietening the home support, it was a goal that seemed to relax Mourinho's men, who eased through the closing stages with minimal fuss to seal their place in the quarter-final draw.


"I was nervous about doing it, because I thought, 'what if they say no?'"


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Manchester United will play host to Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarterfinals. "It's a score nobody wants". Jamie Vardy has remained productive up front, scoring 13 goals in 26 Premier League appearances this season.

"So, be objective and say what we all know: in the last couple of matches he didn't play well". Manchester United announced the starting lineup against Huddersfield. We are going to face the game in the best possible way. They always had attacking players and encouraged people to attack.

"It's an experimental period", Mourinho said.

"If people underestimate us, they should look at what we're doing at the moment, our performances, the fact we've got to a final already and we're still in all of the competitions".

The 28-year-old is also precisely the kind of holding passer that Mourinho wants to succeed the retiring Michael Carrick, and ideally sit between Nemanja Matic and Pogba in the centre.

Pogba was reportedly unhappy at being played too deep in midfield, but Mourinho took exception to those reports. The mood around the club was low after last weekend's 1-0 loss to Newcastle - their second defeat in three games after the reverse against Tottenham on transfer deadline day - but now they can approach a pivotal week with renewed confidence.

Filip has adopted Nemanja's new team since his father's £40million move from Chelsea in the summer and is now training with United's academy side.

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