Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Why Manchester United will win the Champions League

Why Manchester United will win the Champions League

Sevilla lost away to Leicester and Manchester City in recent seasons before the group stage draw with Liverpool in the current campaign and, while boasting a superb standard in the Europa League they have never progressed beyond the last-16 of UEFA's elite competition.

The Frenchman missed Saturday's 2-1 win against Liverpool after sustaining a kick in the "very last minute" of Friday's training session.

Ronald De Boer has told Sky Sports his brother Frank "respects Jose Mourinho a lot" after the two became embroiled in a war of words over Marcus Rashford.

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"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".

Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind were others absent, although Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained ahead of the game.

Mourinho described the 0-0 draw in the first leg as "not great but not bad" but United come into the game in good form after a morale-boosting fortnight in which they've beaten Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

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And Red Devils playmaker Mata has talked up the importance of not underestimating their Spanish opponents in the return leg of their Champions League tie on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. Sanchez remains one of the most experienced players in a relatively young United team with most number of Champions League appearances to his kitty.

Mourinho himself has a mixed record.

"For the club and for everybody it's important to move forward in the Champions League and to feel that we are up there, alongside the best teams".

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Sevilla were eliminated at this stage previous year by Leicester City and they are the underdogs ahead of their first ever competitive match at Old Trafford.

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