Paul Pogba misses training ahead of Champions League clash against Sevilla

  • Paul Pogba misses training ahead of Champions League clash against Sevilla

Paul Pogba misses training ahead of Champions League clash against Sevilla

Meanwhile, United are not expected to make many changes to the side that beat Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday, particularly as Paul Pogba is expected to miss out for the second game running.

Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind were others absent, although Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained ahead of the game.

And Red Devils playmaker Mata has talked up the importance of not underestimating their Spanish opponents in the return leg of their Champions League tie on Tuesday night at Old Trafford.

Hotel - the Lowry, where Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho stays had to be cordoned off for a bomb check.

And the Portuguese admitted United have no advantage as a score draw would see Sevilla progress. "So, of course, knockout becomes more important than league matches". "I think tomorrow is a very hard match". A victory will be enough to secure United a place in the quarter finals, after Mourinho's side returned from the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium with a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture.

He added: "I don't think we are one of the best teams in the competition".

Delivering two major trophies last season and a return to the Champions League represented a foundation base upon which to build, and while they are not at Europe's elite level yet there are signs that something big is building.

"I think the Europa League final was internationally our most important match in the last years because we won the competition and that victory brought us to Manchester United's natural habitat, which is the Champions League", he said. Mourinho retaliated against Frank de Boer for the criticism made by the Dutchman, and absolutely destroyed the Dutchman.

"I read some quotes from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League", Mourinho told reporters, according to the club's website, referring to De Boer. "If he was coached by Frank, he would learn how to lose because he lost every game".

United have drawn 22 goalless matches in the Champions League, a record they share with AC Milan. "I'm really happy with Marcus".