Paul Pogba Misses Man United Training Ahead of Sevilla Clash

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Pogba missed Saturday's 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford after picking up a leg injury during the closing stages of training on Friday but it remains to be seen if he'll face Sevilla.

He said: "We're close to achieving something significant after 60 years without reaching the quarter-finals".

Manchester United will put themselves in contention for Champions League glory if they overcome Sevilla, according to Jose Mourinho - even though they are not one of the best in teams in the tournament. Scott McTominay formed a sturdy midfield partnership with Nemanja Matic, who seemed to be more comfortable with the Scottish youngster's tendency to stay behind and defend while going forward, unlike Pogba. "He fights for the team, he runs a lot".

It was the 20-year-old's first English Premier League start since the 2-2 draw with Burnley last December - and former Inter Milan, Ajax Amsterdam and Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer opined that it was a pity that the Englishman was managed by a results-orientated coach like Mourinho. Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford also were far more comfortable in their roles while United caught Liverpool on the counter repeatedly in the early minutes, leading to Rashford scoring twice.

United had done enough as an attacking force to justify sitting back, with Lukaku again instrumental in their third consecutive league win.

"We had chances, but it could not be", Nzonzi said after the game.

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If Saturday again raised questions about this Liverpool side's ability, like Spurs, to get over the line, it is not a failing that can be levelled at Mourinho. 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.

"I can imagine that if we lose against Sevilla, everyone will have forgotten what we did in the last couple of weeks".

The absence of Jordan Henderson from the Liverpool line-up, however, was purely a football decision by Klopp. It was no different for him against Liverpool, although he was taken off only in injury time. But a second-half comeback was typical more of the teams of old.

"We know that De Gea is a great goalkeeper, but we will continue fighting in the next game and we hope to win there".

"With 2-0 down that's rare that you can turn a game against Man United".

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