Manchester United need Alexis Sánchez to start firing in Europe

Lynette Rowe
March 14, 2018

Mourinho says "anything is possible" for Manchester United if they can overcome Sevilla tonight and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

The La Liga side were still wasteful with their finishing for the most of the game, barring one bullet header from Luis Muriel from four yards which required the world-class reflexes from David de Gea to keep United level. As a footballer, you always want to play and I wanted to be involved in more games this season. "But Seville and Brighton are live or die games, so the next two are much more important", Mourinho said.

Paul Pogba missed the Liverpool game after picking up an injury in training on Friday, and Mourinho is uncertain whether the France worldwide will be available against Sevilla.

Rashford, who faces fierce competition for a starting spot from the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, said he did not feel the need to express his frustrations to manager Jose Mourinho.

During his seven years at United, the Champions League is the only major trophy to elude Young, but he insisted that Mourinho's team can win the competition this season if they overcome Sevilla.

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A 0-0 draw in the opening game at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium means any score draw in Manchester will see United eliminated, but the Red Devils can go into the contest with confidence after winning their last five home games on the bounce. "In football you are going to be up, you're going to be down". On Tuesday, the Sevilla boss will only be without three first-team players in the worst case scenarios. He is using every minute on the pitch and off it to learn.

"He doesn't have to (speak to me)", the forward said.

However, if Conte plays the same way as he did at Manchester City, which I think he might, they will have no joy because they'll fail to get out of their own half again.

According to Manchester Evening News, Pogba passed a late fitness test - he had received a knock in the last session of training before the Liverpool game. "He was upset with a player and the same happened to me against Crystal Palace, where I was upset with my player and therefore they [the officials] understood that too". Another key decision for Mourinho will be regarding the inclusion of an additional midfielder or go attack heavy, like on the weekend.

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