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Prediction: Sevilla vs Manchester United

March 24 2018, 07:49 | Van Peters

Prediction: Sevilla vs Manchester United

GK Cameron Dawson  Kept in-form Swansea at bay for 90 minutes including a world class save to touch Mike van der Hoorn’s header over the bar

Paul Pogba was also absent as he was ill.

Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella had warned ahead of the match that his strikers had to improve in front of goal because missed chances could be costly against United's defense.

United are back in action as they face Chelsea on Sunday (2.05pm). The trio of Ever Banega, Joaquin Correa and Luis Muriel are all fit and available.

Sevilla will be without Sebastien Corchia. Of course, we need balance in the team.

The two-man pivot in the middle of the park is likely to comprise of Frenchman Steven N'Zonzi and Guido Pizarro.

"They have a lot of quality but we do as well".

With a total of 15 goals in all competitions, Wissam Ben Yedder leads Sevilla's scoring charts and has the ability to pose all kind of problems for Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly.

"When a player is in that competitive situation, it's because the players are normally ready and without problems, so you could see in that training some people that didn't play against Huddersfield with problems - like Pogba, Valencia, Rashford and Herrera".

But even with United's centre-halves under fire, especially the pairing of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, Lindelof is finding it hard to understand why he's not played a more significant role.

Sevilla winger Jesus Navas hopes to make supporters of his former club Manchester City happy - by getting a result against Manchester United.

Mourinho raised some eyebrows by leaving Paul Pogba on the bench but had to bring the midfielder on less than 20 minutes into the match because of an injury to Ander Herrera.

Mourinho subsequently hit out at reports claiming his relationship with Pogba had broken down, repeatedly calling the speculation "lies".

And, when a question was put to a group of fans of Seville's other club, Real Betis, before Sunday's game against Real Madrid about who they would prefer to win, every one said "Manchester".

David de Gea's eight saves against Sevilla on Wednesday were the most for a Manchester United goalkeeper in Champions League play since 2011.

Normally the media is allowed in to film the first 15 minutes of training before Champions League ties - meaningless minutes in which the only thing anyone sees is players jogging round the pitch, stretching or knocking the ball back and forth with little real goal - but this time access was granted towards the end of the session.

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