Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Ball in Manchester United's court as Old Trafford prepares for Sevilla

Ball in Manchester United's court as Old Trafford prepares for Sevilla

The 36-year old has spent 12 years at United, during which he has won numerous trophies including the 2008 Champions League win over Chelsea.

Marcus Rashford's brace to sink Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday bolstered confidence around what Mourinho's squad might be able to achieve this season, although the man himself remains a realist. 21-year-old Scott McTominay replaced the Frenchman in the side and had his best display in a United shirt. Strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial did take part, but Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera were missing. There were, however, wins against both Malaga and Athletic Bilbao in between that sandiwch of defeats.

On announcing his decision to retire, Carrick said: "I think it's pretty much already been said, to be honest with you".

'Obviously, I had the problem in the Burton game, when it started during the second half, and then had a few tests after that, ' he told the media ahead of tomorrow's game.

Chris Smalling grabbed one back before a composed Romelu Lukaku finish drew United level. The biggest games at this time of the season.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said on Monday he did not know whether midfielder Paul Pogba would return for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Sevilla. But it was different at Selhurst and that propelled Jose Mourinho's side to a 2-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday. It came in United's 3-2 Champions League win over AC Milan at the San Siro in 2010. Away in London a week later, at Crystal Palace, a typically frustrating lethargic and complacent performance at Selhurst Park seemed to be set to put United into third. They rarely allowed United any meaningful time on the ball during the first leg and created a number of chances.

A 0-0 draw in the opening game at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium means any score draw in Manchester will see United eliminated, but the Red Devils can go into the contest with confidence after winning their last five home games on the bounce. I say Liverpool to show that Sevilla is a really good team and the result of the first leg is one that leaves everything open. It's something you've got to accept so that's where I am at.

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