Rashford seeks no reassurance over United role

Lynette Rowe
March 13, 2018

Sevilla certainly took advantage of United's appeal by increasing their ticket prices to record levels - a decision which partly backfired. Jose Mourinho's men will enter this game against Sevilla looking for a place in the tournament's quarter finals after drawing 0-0 on the road in the first leg.

The most important thing is the victory, the three points. They have won 10 of their past 13 games and only Manchester City have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season.

On the other hand, Sevilla do not have confirmed absentees but several players are doubtful and could miss the game at Old Trafford this Tuesday. United made nearly no attempt to grab themselves an away goal and were largely indebted to David De Gea for a string of early saves that ensured they returned from Andalusia unscathed. He has got good people around him, and they always assure him he is in a good place at the moment and what kid wouldn't want to be at Manchester United at the moment? This has been far from a boring season; there have been plenty of good games, interesting cup ties and clean sheets.

"Of course not. He's a player we trust".

Fans do not expect to the team to lift a fourth Champions League/European Cup this season, but they do expect to advance beyond Sevilla and to put up a good show in the competition.

This team still have issues despite the 3-0 win at the weekend but they are slowly getting a response.

"Against Liverpool if you play bad when you have the ball you can be in trouble". Frank de Boer [at Crystal Palace].

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The hard-won, but fragile optimism can easily be punctured. Sevilla are not Barcelona or Real Madrid, but they should not be underestimated.

With five Europa League triumphs in the past 12 years - lifting the trophy three successive times between 2014 and 2016 - their European pedigree is excellent.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took part in training before the Sevilla game, although it remains to be seen whether the veteran Swedish striker is in any condition for his first competitive action since Boxing Day.

On Saturday against Liverpool, it was impressive.

The midfielder's progress in the time since has seen him become a fully-fledged member of Jose Mourinho's first team squad at Old Trafford. They followed it up with back-to-back wins over Malaga and Athletic Bilbao. He said this about Lukaku: "He was playing against a defender in Lovren who doesn't have a football brain". "I would sign right now to draw 1-1 at Manchester".

United host their LaLiga opponents on Tuesday with the last-16 tie all square at 0-0 following a drab first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Let us know in the comments section below.

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