Manchester United vs. Sevilla: Champions League highlights and recap

Doug Mendoza
March 14, 2018

A two-time victor of this competition, Mourinho and his tactical nous had been touted as the primary reason to consider United genuine European contenders this time around.

In that period United have scored 46 goals and conceded just 10 - one every two matches.

Predictions: Sevilla have performed well in European championships especially in Europa League final when they ripped Liverpool apart.

Sevilla head coach Vincenzo Montella attends a press conference at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Monday, March 12, 2018.

Manchester United will be making a stab to proceed to the quarterfinal of the Uefa Champions League round 16 as they take on Spanish side Sevilla tonight. There have been 30 previous occasions in which a first leg has been drawn 0-0 since the competition moved into the Champions League format in 1992, and the team playing away first has gone on to progress 21 times at a 70 per cent success rate.

The tie is wide open after the first leg which ended 0-0 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, but Sevilla's defeat to Valencia at the weekend makes Mourinho's side the slight favourites.

But in a twist few saw coming, Sevilla pulled off the plan so often perfected by the Portuguese, to leave United facing far more questions than answers.

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It is clear Sevilla will be confronted with the most in-form Manchester United of the season. However, Sevilla could advance with a draw if they score an away goal. "I am not frustrated about the first leg".

Goalkeeper De Gea looks glum after conceding a second goal to Ben Yedder, despite managing to get a hand to the ball.

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back from close range in the 84th but a late rally couldn't prevent United slipping out of the competition. But the Frenchman's injury before the game turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.

Manchester United became the second English Premier League club to be knocked out in the Round of 16 after Tottenham.

'Not looking past tomorrow night, but for seasons ahead now I think as a squad we need to develop, we need to be constantly in this position and expect it of ourselves and keep them standards high'.

"Even if Paul Pogba was fit I don't think he would get in the United team, as he has suffered from the confusion that Alexis Sanchez's arrival has brought to the team".

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