Jose Mourinho "not sure" if Paul Pogba will feature against Sevilla

Jose Mourinho

"Even in set pieces, corners, risky situations - we were in control so I think we deserved it", Mourinho said after the victory.

"The style of head coach Vincenzo Montella is similar with Unai Emery, but the Italian doesn't make enough changes during or between games and shows a lack of understanding the opposition".

I'm actually going a step further and backing Arsenal to win by three or more goals against this bog-standard Milan side.

The first leg in Seville finished 0-0, thanks largely to a superb first-half save from United's David de Gea.

United have only lost once at home in all competitions this season, but any score draw would see Sevilla advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

It has also been said that United are too cautious, that Mourinho is too keen to "park the bus". That's good news for United, in a season where they've spent considerable time trying to figure themselves out. Pundits and experts always tend to lash out at Mourinho for his pragmatic approach in big games but what they seem to ignore is that it is because of this style of play, Manchester United are sitting pretty at second on the table and teams who are playing "good, attacking and lovely football" are at third and fourth, respectively. Marcus Rashford's skill in scoring the first goal on Saturday was stunning, and players like Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard add a sprinkling of flair. The 2-1 victory over arch rivals Liverpool was a Mourinho master class in how to negate the opposition and collect the points. Juan Mata was not as productive and might not retain his place.

It was the exact same move that five-time Ballon d'Or Ronaldo executed to score the fourth in a Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev in 2007 - the chop followed by the arrowed finish into the far corner from roughly the same angle/distance. Bailly's central-defensive partner Chris Smalling had another good game and Romelu Lukaku was exceptional in the first half. That was the first official meeting between both clubs, and it will also be the first official match for the Andalucia side at Old Trafford. The noise was as loud as it has been for years with rousing, primal screams of "United!" coming from the Stretford End, as well as J and K stands.

Mourinho was happier with the atmosphere after his recent criticisms, though he didn't appreciate the supporters' reaction to a stray Scott McTominay pass at one point. Indeed, the manager may not have been broken hearted by the injury which ruled him out of the Liverpool game. It was about time. He has got good people around him, and they always assure him he is in a good place at the moment and what kid wouldn't want to be at Manchester United at the moment?

Playing wide is improving the game of a player who feels "more comfortable in the middle", but wherever he is deployed the need to "express yourself" is key.

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