Juan Mata states his prediction for Man United v Sevilla

Juan Mata states his prediction for Man United v Sevilla

Sevilla will play Manchester United in a Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match on Tuesday.

Emotions were running high after the first leg ended in a goalless draw, with a mixture of both fear and hope despite facing one of the toughest teams in European soccer.

And the Portuguese admitted United have no advantage as a score draw would see Sevilla progress.

Paul Pogba was conspicuous by his absence as Manchester United trained ahead of their crunch Champions League clash with Sevilla.

And Mata insists: "When we won the Champions League with Chelsea, it was amusing because nobody counted on us". "It is special for me and for the club because it has been 60 years that the team has not been able to play in that round".

"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. Pep Guardiola's side walloped the Ukrainians 7-0 in the second game at the Allianz Arena, the largest margin following a scoreless opening game in Champions League history.

"But tomorrow and Saturday [against Brighton] are the matches where, in the end, you go to the next draw or you don't go to the next draw. So, of course, knockout becomes more important than league matches".

Mourinho hinted Marcus Rashford is in line for another start after his two-goal display against Liverpool.

United boss Jose Mourinho faces the media later in the day and is sure to be asked about the midfielder's availability - something he was unsure of after beating Liverpool.

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