Castro trusts his team's ability to defeat Man United

  • Castro trusts his team's ability to defeat Man United

Castro trusts his team's ability to defeat Man United

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of Manchester United's UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against Sevilla.

The 24-year-old remains a doubt for the second leg of the last-16 clash against Sevilla at Old Trafford, which is tantalisingly poised after a 0-0 draw in Spain. Paul Pogba is doubtful, and all signs indicate he will be a game-time decision. Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier once declared the only way his captain should leave the pitch before the final whistle away at Manchester United is "on a stretcher".

The Frenchman had sustained an injury during warm-up before the match but United thrived without him.

SCOTT MCTOMINAY has been named as the player who left Paul Pogba with stitches in his leg after training last week, according to reports. Juan Mata was not as productive and might not retain his place. McTominay and Matic plugged the gaps and, along with Ashley Young hounding Mohamed Salah, blunted Liverpool's lethal forward line.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season at Old Trafford this season and was rewarded with a maiden call-up into the Scotland squad on Monday for forthcoming friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary.

"Alexis has a level that my attacking players don't have", the manager said shortly after the Chilean's arrival at Old Trafford.

Mourinho was content to allow Liverpool's middle three time, instead encircling the front three so Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino would have found playing in a telephone box more comfortable. While it may still be early days, Manchester United would not mind a good performance from Sanchez on Tuesday night. That means United must win.

"I think we are not one of the best teams in the competition", he told a pre-match news conference.

I do think at close to even money it is a great price on Arsenal to win given the quality of players who should play and it is another opportunity to build momentum, and get the fans that are there on side. The only English opponents they have faced in the Champions League were Leicester City last season, a fixture at the end of which they were on the wrong side of a 3-2 aggregate score.

I actually watched a lot of this first leg and Besiktas didn't do badly to start with but then the game exploded on them.