United beat Liverpool at Old Trafford thanks to two first half goals from Marcus Rashford, yet the statistics from the game confirmed that Jurgen Klopp's visitors had dominated most of the key statistics from the game.
After the Red Devils secured a nervy 0-0 draw in Spain last month, Sevilla arrive on Tuesday evening for the return leg of an evenly-poised last-16 clash. They've lost once at home in the a year ago, and that was against Manchester City: "Sevilla are not Manchester City, so I'm confident going into tomorrow night".
"We played an excellent match in the first leg, we have to play that to 180 minutes now".
"This is not what you expect from a great club like Manchester United, but Mourinho said after the game he doesn't care what anything thinks about him and he always seems to take delight in destroying attacking teams and winning on his own terms".
Carrick knows better than anyone in the squad about the high standards demanded at Old Trafford. Getting to the quarter-finals will be special for the club which has only played once in the quarter-finals during the past 60 years.
Manager Jose Mourinho revealed in January that the former England worldwide will take up a coaching role with the first team at the end of the campaign. That's pretty much where I'm at. You've got to use your brain.
"It's kind of been sorted", added Carrick. We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing to totally confirm as yet.
Carrick, capped 34 times by England, has looked likely to leave United in recent summers only to pen extensions at a club that rewarded his fine service with a testimonial a year ago.
De Boer is not the only pundit to question Mourinho's conservative approach when it comes to Rashford who is vying for a starting place alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.
Rashford scored twice in his first Premier League start of 2018 against Liverpool, but his manager still substituted the 21-year-old England forward 20 minutes from time as he looked to make the game safe.
Performances must improve tonight, as Sevilla outshoot Manchester United 25-6 in the first leg.
"I don't know (if he can play), we don't know yet, but he trained a little bit after you left".
Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind also missed training, but Eric Bailly did take part despite an injury scare on Saturday.