Manchester United host Sevilla in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 and this one match might very well decide if the Red Half of Manchester are going to have a good or bad season.
The first leg remained goalless as United failed to get that all-important away goal but Jose Mourinho felt that it was a good enough result given the fact that they would be playing the second leg at Old Trafford. We take a look at Man United’s predicted line up vs Sevilla.
MAN UNITED TEAM NEWS:
Manchester United will be without Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones who are still recovering from injuries but Jose Mourinho will go with the centre-back pairing of Smalling and Bailly after they did a great job against Liverpool on Saturday.
Young totally nullified the threat of Mo Salah during the Liverpool clash and him alongside Antonio Valencia are also guaranteed starters on Tuesday.
The midfield region might be a bit of an issue for Jose Mourinho given the fact that Paul Pogba might not be available to play against Sevilla. Pogba missed the clash against Liverpool also and if he cannot make himself fit by Tuesday then the manager might opt to play Marouane Fellaini in midfield alongside Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic.
Romelu Lukaku is a guaranteed starter given that Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains unavailable. Alexis Sanchez has been an average performance during the past couple of games but the Chilean will start the game against Sevilla on the left flank. Juan Mata will drop to the bench having played against Liverpool on Saturday while Marcus Rashford – who scored both the goals in the derby will retain his place and play on the right flank.
MAN UNITED’S PREDICTED LINE UP VS SEVILLA:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea.
Defence: Young, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia.
Midfield: Scott McTominay, Fellaini, Matic.
Attack: Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford.
United need to score first in order to settle some nerves inside the stadium but they also need to make sure that Sevilla do not get that crucial away goal.If Manchester United win the game then they become the third team to qualify for the Quater-finals after Liverpool and Manchester City.