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Sevilla the most important game of the season: Matic

13 March 2018

"Now I have only one name and that is Sevilla, I know is very hard to go through".

"We are going to try to show we are better, but I don't feel we have any advantage".

Michael Carrick admits he wants Manchester United to establish themselves as a Champions League force once more as the player prepares to hang up his boots.

"We are reaching an important time in the season, the key moment, and the team needs total concentration on the pitch to achieve our goals".

That is a marked contrast to last season when they finished sixth and had to win the Europa League to earn a place back in the continent's elite club competition.

It's Phase 4 of 4 of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 this week, giving us the final four quarter-finalists.

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"If people don't think we deserved it, I don't care", Mourinho said after United defeated rivals Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday despite enjoying just 32 percent possession.

"You've got to earn it, you've got to establish yourself - and he's done great so far".

I am expecting United to go through, mainly because this is the poorest Sevilla side in years.

The Copa del Rey finalists have failed to score in only five of their 22 away games in all competitions this season and have lost only one of their last six games away from home.

The Portuguese coach has won the Champions League twice with Porto and Inter Milan but suggested his United side are not ready to emulate those teams.

I'd back Rashford at Sky Bet's 14/1 for another double but I don't know whether he's going to play.

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"We have put a lot of planning and preparation into this game with different strategies and ideas on how we can hurt them".

United did not produce a good performance in the first leg of their tie against Sevilla and were heavily indebted to goalkeeper David De Gea for keeping the score at 0-0.

United manager Jose Mourinho has already suggested the 36-year-old will be retiring which former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has now clarified.

However, Rashford insists he is learning more on the training ground from his boss than on the pitch on matchday. "Criticism? Right now in England there's criticism for nearly everyone - not everybody but nearly everyone". Danny Makkelie will take charge of his first United game and lead a Dutch team of officials on Tuesday night.

"I say Liverpool because they are an example of a very good team".

"When you go without that a little bit, it kind of hurts and you miss it".

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An early goal will be sat upon for much of the game before a goal on the counter-attack late on to make sure of things should be the order of the day.

Sevilla the most important game of the season: Matic