Mourinho: Anything is possible if United reach Champions League quarters

  • Mourinho: Anything is possible if United reach Champions League quarters

Mourinho: Anything is possible if United reach Champions League quarters

Manchester City and Liverpool both secured big away wins to put their respective ties to bed with 90 minutes still to play, yet United approached a trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with a more safety-first style and secured just a 0-0 draw.

Manchester United go into the Champions League Round of 16 second leg with Sevilla needing goals, following a stalemate at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium three weeks ago.

"But wherever the manager calls upon me, I will go out there and give 100 percent and look to play well, which I think I've done this season".

Mourinho believes United are still some way off the European elite, but believes from his experiences of winning the competition with Porto and Inter Milan that anything is possible if they make the last eight.

"But Sevilla and (the FA Cup quarter-final against) Brighton are live or die games, so the next two are much more important". I don't feel that we have any advantage in this moment.

The Red Devils are playing in the Champions League this season after having qualified for the competition thanks to their Europa League triumph under Jose Mourinho last term. A 5-2 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid was followed up with a 1-0 away win over Malaga and a 2-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao.

"This a very hard match. But we will try".

Carrick was on the move again two seasons later when Manchester United forked out £14 million to acquire his signature - and it proved money well spent as he contributed to their dominance at the start of the millennium.

4 - Shakhtar Donetsk have won four of their five competitive games against Roma (L1), all in the Champions League.

"You know, fortunately this year we're back there, back in the knockout stages where it really counts". McTominay is likely to play against Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup on Tuesday.

The midfielder confirmed it will be his last season at Old Trafford and revealed the logical transition to Jose Mourinho's coaching staff in the off-season.

However, Rashford insists he is learning more on the training ground from his boss than on the pitch on matchday.

Antonio Valencia is nearly certain to keep his place at right-back while I expect Ashley Young to once again start ahead of Luke Shaw on the left. I understood after getting back fit that I wouldn't be playing as many games as perhaps I might have done, but that's something that I understood. Danny Makkelie will take charge of his first United game and lead a Dutch team of officials on Tuesday night.

"He doesn't have to (speak to me)", said the forward.