Mourinho Plays Down Pressure On Pogba Ahead Of Sevilla Clash

Mourinho Plays Down Pressure On Pogba Ahead Of Sevilla Clash

Mourinho Plays Down Pressure On Pogba Ahead Of Sevilla Clash

"They have a good players, good team and a good mentality for knockout matches". United is a distant second in the Premier League, and the team has been inconsistent in recent weeks, winning two and losing two of its last four games in all competitions.

"When a player is in that situation it's because the players are normally ready and without problems, so you could see that in training some people that didn't play against Huddersfield with problems, like Pogba, [Antonio] Valencia, [Marcus] Rashford and [Ander] Herrera, so I think in an objective way you could look at it".

Vincenzo Montella's side are in fifth but five points off fourth-placed Real Madrid.

On the surface, Wednesday's trip to Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is precisely what Manchester United appointed Jose Mourinho for: a Champions League knock-out phase away leg against an opponent with a formidable reputation, in a stadium known for its intimidating atmosphere, where game management will be paramount.

The French midfielder missed United's FA Cup win over Huddersfield on Saturday (17 February) due to illness and Mourinho was unsure when he would return to action.

Moyes would be dismissed within a fortnight and his successor fared no better in his one Champions League campaign with United.

I think he is fine against the lower teams and he has scored goals.

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United will be looking to reach the quarter-final of the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season when under the management of David Moyes, United went out to Bayern Munich.

He said: "I see everybody is panicking about injuries at Manchester United". It was a team with lots of players over 30, with great experience in high-level football but not successful until then.

United, the defending Europa League champion, is back in the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time since 2014.

In the other Last 16 fixture, Roma travel to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk.

"I am really happy with the performance of my team", the former AC Milan boss said. The least memorable of them all would be the back-to-back defeats against a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona in the final of the Champions League in 2008 and in 2009.

Navas will certainly hope to play a part in that and, if they succeed in denying Mourinho's men, he can certainly look forward to a warm reception when he returns to the Etihad.

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