Mourinho Talks Up United's UCL Chances, Confirms Martial Return, Unsure Of Pogba

"It's fine it's something you've got to accept so that is where I'm

Marcus Rashford's first-half brace was enough for Man United to pick up a valuable 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool and move five points clear of them in second place.

But United managed to down Liverpool without the France global on Saturday and have a number of their key players in good form, including Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. The buzz in the stadium will be an obvious plus for United on Tuesday night but apart from that, the Liverpool match provided a glimpse of how Manchester United can adjust without Paul Pogba.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Anthony Martial has recovered in time to feature in Manchester United's last 16 Champions League clash with Sevilla.

But all that good feeling generated inside Old Trafford at the weekend will mean nothing if the Reds fail to win tonight, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

"Liverpool is Liverpool, it is a big match", Mourinho said. "But Sevilla and Brighton are "live or die" games so the next two are much more important than this one".

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United are in a good run of form this season, and they seem to be getting hotter at the flawless time.

Mourinho admitted after Saturday's win he is still in the dark about his £89million man's availability for the Seville crunch game. 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. 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. But when you draw away, even though it's a 0-0, we get to decide the tie at home.

United's midfield three of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata in the first leg was designed with counter-attacking purposes in mind - a triumvirate capable of supplying and finishing off one killer pass to make all the difference - but it ultimately caused the visitors to stagnate and regress during the game.

United last hosted a Champions League knockout game in 2014 and skipper Carrick says it is high time they competed again for European football's top trophy. It's something you've got to accept so that's where I am at.

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