Champions League last 16 Tuesday Preview - Second legs


"If we go through to the quarter-finals, it doesn't matter the opponent, it will always be one of the big names in European football, but we'll try".

Lukaku has made a strong start to life at Manchester United this season following his transfer from Everton in the summer window past year.

Rico will line up for the Spanish outfit against Manchester United in Tuesday night's Champions League, last 16 showdown.

"In modern football you have to live day-by-day, week-by week and match-by-match and I can imagine that if we lose against Sevilla on Tuesday everyone will have forgotten what we did in the last couple of weeks".

Jose Mourinho had already used his three substitutions by that stage and responded by asking Lukaku - who described himself as the United boss' "sergeant on the field" this week - to drop in as an extra central defender.

Jamie Redknapp would prefer to play for a Mourinho team based on his record of winning titles
Jamie Redknapp would prefer to play for a Mourinho team based on his record of winning titles

While speaking ahead of the game, Montella said: " Tomorrow is a special match for me. That's pretty much where I'm at, which is fine. It was the kind of game that United would have dropped points in earlier in the season.

"But, yeah, it's looking likely". "I don't know. We don't know yet, but he (Pogba) trained a little bit after you left".

That is a marked contrast to last season when they finished sixth and had to win the Europa League to earn a place back in the continent's elite club competition.

"Probably you are not expecting my answer - I'm happy with the decision", Mourinho told United Kingdom newspapers. "I've just been training hard and trying to keep fit and have managed to play a few games so far and we'll see what happens towards the end of the season". Now sat 16 points adrift of their noisy neighbours, United's primary attention has turned to securing Champions League football at Old Trafford next season.

Carrick joined United in 2006 and won five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013), one FA Cup (2016) and three League Cups ( 2009, 2010, 2017). Sevilla have no doubts but are without Sebastien Corchia and former Man City man Jeus Navas.

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