Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Man United v Sevilla

Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Man United v Sevilla

Paul Pogba has been named in Manchester United's preliminary squad to face Sevilla in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Sevilla on Tuesday.

Rivals Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus have already booked their places in the last eight and Mourinho added: "If we manage to win the tie and go to the last eight, I think it's a good achievement".

"I think the Europa League final was internationally our most important match in the last years because we won the competition and that victory brought us to Manchester United's natural habitat, which is the Champions League", he said.

However, former Arsenal star Nicholas seems to feel that the Red Devils are not going to have any problems against the Spanish side and he is tipping them to seal a 2-0 victory in front of their home fans to book their place in the last eight.

"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", Mourinho said.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg in Spain last month to leave the last 16 tie finely poised ahead of the return leg this week.

Manager Jose Mourinho was unsure whether his midfielder would still make the matchday squad against Sevilla at his pre-match press conference on Monday: "He trained a little bit after you left".

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"Liverpool are a very good team, with an important stadium and with a big tradition, so it says Sevilla are a really good team".

"It's fine, it's something you've got to accept so that is where I'm at".

Dutch referee Danny Makkelie will get the match at Old Trafford under way at 7.45pm (GMT).

Second in the Premier League with a top-four place all but assured, United will be back in the Champions League next season, but are not yet finished in this year's competition.

'I think he will stay, ' Mourinho told La Sexta.

"I see him here", said Mourinho.

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