Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Sevilla clash

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho talks to forward Romelu Lukaku during the English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool. | AP

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho talks to forward Romelu Lukaku during the English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool. | AP

The Spanish outfit travel to Old Trafford after holding the Red Devils to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Jose Mourinho's men will enter this game against Sevilla looking for a place in the tournament's quarter finals after drawing 0-0 on the road in the first leg.

Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella was also keen to move on from Saturday's 2-0 loss to Valencia and focus on a potentially historic European tie. The result now means that Mourinho's side have beaten everyone inside the top six this season apart from rivals Manchester City, in what has been a good run for the Old Trafford outfit.

"In modern football you have to live day-by-day, week-by week and match-by-match and I can imagine that if we lose against Sevilla on Tuesday everyone will have forgotten what we did in the last couple of weeks". "Alexis played Champions League for a few years with different clubs, at least one club that is feeling the responsibility to win it when he was at Barcelona". He should be protected at the back with a similar backline of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling playing at its heart. Keep your best stuff for the @FIFAWorldCup this time. Knowing they conquered just two points on the road during the Champions League's group stage, we might see a cautious Sevilla here.

Jose Mourinho made no secret of how important the match against Sevilla is for Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford's brace to sink Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday bolstered confidence around what Mourinho's squad might be able to achieve this season, although the man himself remains a realist. Away in London a week later, at Crystal Palace, a typically frustrating lethargic and complacent performance at Selhurst Park seemed to be set to put United into third. It was only when Mane and Firmino dropped deeper in the second half that Liverpool found a higher tempo, though too often a distance from goal.

Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet, meanwhile, believes his side are ready for the Red Devils and warned that United will see the best of the La Liga side if they score first. That means United must win. But when you draw away, even though it's a 0-0, we get to decide the tie at home.

This clash ought to be the one in which everything is in his favour, and if Sanchez gets it right then former United star Lou Macari agrees he could make all the difference going forward in the competition.