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

Paul Pogba Named in Manchester United's Champions League Squad to Face Sevilla

Paul Pogba Named in Manchester United's Champions League Squad to Face Sevilla

Jose Mourinho has suggested Manchester United are far from the strongest side left in this season's Champions League - but insists: "Anything is possible".

Emotions were running high after the first leg ended in a goalless draw, with a mixture of both fear and hope despite facing one of the toughest teams in European soccer.

It took some callow finishing and some magnificent David de Gea-ing to preserve United's clean sheet, and if Sevilla manage to nick a goal tonight, then United will have to score twice, for away goals are worth 1.99 times more than real goals (subz plz check).

"The most important thing is to do that and be focused on doing that and not what people or the media will say about it". 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.

To reach those lofty heights, however, his team will likely have to perform better than they did three weeks ago in Seville.

Doubters may have been quietened by successive wins over Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Liverpool, with a mix of performances ultimately doing enough to give the Red Devils a cushion in second place.

Delivering two major trophies last season and a return to the Champions League represented a foundation base upon which to build, and while they are not at Europe's elite level yet there are signs that something big is building.

Mourinho won't allow himself to think of the quarter-finals just yet, however.

As a result, Mourinho believes success in the Champions League is now the priority.

Oh, look, it's another absolutely must-win game for Manchester United.

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