Jose Mourinho: Second half belonged to Liverpool

Jose Mourinho

Manchester City and Liverpool both secured big away wins to put their respective ties to bed with 90 minutes still to play, yet United approached a trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with a more safety-first style and secured just a 0-0 draw.

After playing out a 0-0 draw a fortnight ago in Spain, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side will look to carry on their recent fine run of form when they welcome Sevilla to Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Whilst the game against Sevilla would decide United's report card in Europe, the game on Sunday against Brighton in the FA Cup is another must win.

The La Liga side go into Tuesday's game knowing a score draw will be enough to seal their passage past Jose Mourinho's men, but, as they found out in the first leg, finding a way to beat De Gea is easier said than done.

Saturday's clash with bitter rivals Liverpool was his first Premier League start since Boxing Day - and just his third in all competitions in 2018 - but there was little evidence of rust as Rashford netted a match-winning brace in a man-of-the-match display.

The boss has also revealed that Paul Pogba suffered his injury in the final minute of the last training session ahead of the Liverpool game and he is unsure whether the Frenchman or Eric Bailly, who was in the wars at the weekend, will be available in midweek.

But sources have told ESPN FC there is hope that Anthony Martial will recover from the thigh problem that has kept him out for the last two games.

He's only seen action a handful of times this season, but on the eve of United's hosting Sevilla with a UEFA Champions League quarterfinal berth at stake, Carrick still maintains that he'll play a role with the current team before season's end. "I don't know", the manager said. "In football you are going to be up, you're going to be down".

"Right now, I'm probably not learning the most on the pitch", Rashford said.

"He was upset with a player and the same happened to me against Crystal Palace where I was upset with my player and therefore they [the officials] understood that too". I saw it. He [Klopp] was very upset with his player and not at the referee.

The 24-year-old is now being denied the opportunity to play his way back into form, with another spell on the sidelines being taken in at the worst possible time.

"I do not have many options for right-back".

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