Manchester United v Sevilla — Big Match Focus

Manchester United v Sevilla — Big Match Focus

Conceding defeat in pursuit of that prize is not easy for United, but Jose Mourinho's side do have other avenues to silverware open to them.

Sevilla boast a fantastic record in Europe, but the majority of their success has came in the Europa League, rather than UEFA's showpiece competition.

"We don't have to win three, four, five, we have to win 1-0, 2-1, 5-4, 8-7... not to win would be a disappointment", he said.

"I don't think we're candidates to win the competition". Now sat 16 points adrift of their noisy neighbours, United's primary attention has turned to securing Champions League football at Old Trafford next season. "It could be an adventure to do it".

When asked if he expected Mourinho to play for a point despite the fact that United will be at home, Lovren said: "I think so".

Manchester United will be targeting a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals when they host Sevilla in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday.

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Mourinho's men are now locked at 0-0 in a two-legged European tie and Herrera is determined to help the Red Devils reach the last eight of that competition. Although Souness said their performance wasn't "easy on the eye", he praised their tactical approach in getting the ball up to Lukaku even though it meant bypassing midfield.

"We didn't take it for granted, but it was just what we did for so, so many years.

We have confidence, we know it will be tough but we are ready". It is a very important game for us.

"We need to score one goal, and at home, we had the opportunities".

Out of the title race, this is United's biggest game of the season so far and it's a must-win.

"You don't give up but second position is there and confirms you will be in the Champions League. I don't know. We don't know yet, but he (Pogba) trained a little bit after you left". Kick-off is at 19:45GMT, but we'll have build up for you before then before team news is out an hour before we get underway at Old Trafford.

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