Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Mourinho brutally honest over Man Utd's Champions League chances

Mourinho brutally honest over Man Utd's Champions League chances

Sevilla have never been to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the goalkeeper admits it would be a historic moment for the club if they manage to cause an upset against Manchester United.

Manchester United are set to face Sevilla in the return leg of the Champions League last-16 clash at Old Trafford.

The first leg ended in a goalless stalemate in Spain, and while the Andalusians will be disappointed not to make home advantage count, their Italian manager believes they can progress by completing one simple task.

Manchester United warmed up for the game by claiming an important 2-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool FC at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

"But United are second, FA Cup, Champions League still. So, of course, knockout becomes more important than league matches". "We don't know yet, but he trained a little bit after you left".

United fans will be hoping that their side follow the example of Bayern Munich in 2015 when they drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-16 clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

"I remember at the beginning when I was taking him as an extra player, in the meetings, in the dressing room at half-time eating every word, listening to everything", Mourinho told reporters.

Three-time European champions, United have made the Champions League quarter-finals just once in the past seven years.

On pundit duty during the Liverpool match, former Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer criticised Mourinho's handling of Rashford, something the United boss could not accept.

Anthony Martial is back in contention after recovering from a knock but Marcus Rashford is expected to keep his place in attack after scoring both goals against Liverpool.

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