'Worried' Montella expecting Manchester United to attack Sevilla

'Worried' Montella expecting Manchester United to attack Sevilla

Saturday's clash with bitter rivals Liverpool was his first Premier League start since Boxing Day - and just his third in all competitions in 2018 - but there was little evidence of rust as Rashford netted a match-winning brace in a man-of-the-match display.

With United facing a crucial UEFA Champions League last-16 fixture against Sevilla on Tuesday, the Portuguese tactician was unable to confirm the availability of the France worldwide. With Manchester United holding the aces on the defensive front, they only just tip the scales in their favour, which is why The Hard Tackle predicts a narrow 2-1 win for Jose Mourinho & co. They've also spent this season looking up at Manchester City, now 13 points ahead of United at the top of the table. We didn't, so that was the problem around the two goals [and] they could use these situations.

As José Mourinho said after the match: "Sometimes media, fans, in relation to options, you are not in the training ground".

Another worrying stat as far as Sevilla are concerned is that they have not picked up a single point in their six encounters with the top four sides in Spain so far this season. "People saying he should leave are talking nonsense, it's rubbish", said Neville. The first-leg ended in a goalless draw.

"We are a strong team once we take the lead".

"They're on a roll, but we hope to interrupt United's good run". Asked if United have the potential to go all the way this season, Mourinho was cautious.

Mourinho went with a 4-2-3-1 formation, which shifted to a 4-4-2 when United did not have possession.

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Carrick has won 18 trophies in 12 years at United, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008. Think a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town, a draw away at Leicester City. Many others could feel equally pleased: Ashley Young contained Salah, Eric Bailly is back, brilliant and even managed to score past David De Gea. Martial scored the match-winner in the former vindicating Rashford's substitution and there was an apt logic behind Rashford's withdrawal against Liverpool, having collected a yellow card in the first-half.

It will be a privilege fight at Old Trafford. The noise was as loud as it has been for years with rousing, primal screams of "United!" coming from the Stretford End, as well as J and K stands.

The last time United made it into the knockout stage, Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager.

One player growing in importance every week is Scott McTominay.

The Liverpool coach has often stressed he does not see the captain's armband as a guarantee of selection for the biggest games.

Paul Pogba did not feature for Manchester United's victory over Liverpool on Saturday. It was about time. But he needs to get his form back, he needs to be playing, and he needs to be standing out in games like Liverpool at Old Trafford.