Man Utd v Sevilla: Another tactical Jose masterclass needed

Manchester United were given a huge boost in confidence as they managed to put daylight between them and their arch-rivals, Liverpool, after a deserved 2-1 victory over them at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Rashford boosted his chances of earning another start against Sevilla in the Champions League on tomorrow (3.45am local time) - the first leg of the last-16 tie finished 0-0 - but he said he was doing most of his learning on the training pitch.

In winning the 2016 FA Cup, Carrick then completed his collection of every domestic honor in Britain.

For a man who apparently disdains the promotion of youth players, Mourinho deserves enormous credit for giving McTominay a start in one of the biggest games of United's season just a few days on from a shocking display at Crystal Palace.

After the shambles of Arsenal's last home game in this competition, when they almost blew it against Ostersund, Arsene Wenger will play a strong line-up with a free weekend to follow. "But Seville and Brighton are live or die games, so the next two are much more important".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial sat out United's win over Liverpool at the weekend, but have both taken part in training ahead of the Sevilla clash. Franco Vazquez and Pablo Sarabia are probably the attacking players who have benefited most from Montella's more consistent selection policy, but Correa has also improved.

Although Bailly scored an own goal against Liverpool, he remains the standout defender for United and therefore the selection of centre-backs may depend on the physio's verdict. United will likely deliver that result under the astute preparation of Mourinho coupled with Sevilla's form, which has been poor of late.

United trail Manchester City by 13 points in the league having played one more match, with Pep Guardiola's side at Stoke City on Monday night.

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"Sincerely, I would like to stand out and be a hero just like him [De Gea]", Rico said.

When asked whether he would be joining Mourinho's backroom team, he said: "Yes". "I don't know what Real Madrid's intentions are, but if they were (thinking of De Gea) they should think of another player". At least I could decide and not be forced because of that, so I was determined to get back fit.

Vanessa Coleman

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