Man United's Paul Pogba could still be fit vs. Sevilla - Jose Mourinho

Man United's Paul Pogba could still be fit vs. Sevilla - Jose Mourinho

Man United's Paul Pogba could still be fit vs. Sevilla - Jose Mourinho

The France worldwide midfielder was a late withdrawal from the Red Devils fold to face Liverpool in Premier League competition on Saturday.

The last time these two sides met, Manchester United held on to a scoreless draw at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last month in a game where Los Nervionenses could have easily escaped with the win based on all the scoring chances they missed.

United's record signing Paul Pogba was absent for Saturday's 2-1 victory over north-west rivals Liverpool due to injury and was not present for the section of training open to the media on Monday morning. While this United side may not have accrued the Champions League nous of the Sir Alex Ferguson sides, they still have players such as Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia, who have played in the competition's finals. With some improvement - United on offense, Liverpool on defense - they should be able to mount better title challenges next season.

Marcus Rashford was exceptional at Old Trafford and should start yet again.

On the other hand, Sevilla are coming off a 0-2 loss against Sevilla the last time out.

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Sanchez, who has scored just once in nine matches for his new side since joining from Arsenal in January, normally plays on the left of a front-three for United, which puts him on the same side of the field as Pogba.

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"We don't ignore the goals we conceded, but if you ignore them for a second you would say, "OK, that's how you have to play".

Jose Mourinho's injury problems seem to be improving, if only just, ahead of Sevilla's visit. "I still have to work to swallow this one and it's quite hard".

"The United player had time to get his arm out of the way and that was a clear spot kick for me, but Liverpool should not blame the referee for what was a disgusting defeat".

Anthony Martial is fit and available for Manchester United's Champions League round of 16, second-leg game at home to Sevilla, manager Jose Mourinho said yesterday. The first leg in Spain ended in a 0-0 stalemate, meaning that either side could easily progress with a positive result in this fixture. I know that it is very hard to go through.

It remains to be seen what role, if any, Pogba plays in those fixtures as is going to be short of match sharpness.

Said midfielder Matic: "The next game is very important for us, maybe the most important game of the season". Where once you could count on the teams to produce one of the matches of the season, things have gotten downright boring in the five seasons since the Scot called it quits.

The 200th league matchup between United and Liverpool, wasn't the most glamorous of games, but it was fascinating in its own right.

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