Man United receive big injury boosts for Sevilla encounter

Man United receive big injury boosts for Sevilla encounter

Mourinho's men ended up in sixth place last term but booked their spot in the Champions League group stage for this season by winning the Europa League in the Portuguese coach's first campaign in charge a year ago.

Scott McTominay has been deputising in the absence of Herrera, and Mourinho suggested that will continue, so long as the 21-year-old remains humble. "I think tomorrow is a very hard match". "You [the media] like the transfer market and I can say in this moment, I don't see many left backs better than Luke Shaw".

However, since the Sevilla draw, United have found the winning momentum back with two incredible comebacks against Chelsea and Crystal Palace in the Premier League, followed by a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford against arch-rivals Liverpool. 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.

Manchester United is now second in the EPL standings, while Sevilla holds the fifth position in the La Liga table. Or is he just goading Liverpool?

Few managers have the know-how of Mourinho in European competition - last season's Europa League may not have been its strongest version yet Manchester United emerged unbeaten from their nine knockout matches.

"Tomorrow is more important than Saturday [against Liverpool] because Saturday was a match for points that we still have 24 more points to discuss, 24 more points to try to finish in the top four, to try to finish third, to try to finish second if possible", he said. "If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game". "I'm really happy with Marcus".