Pogba misses Man Utd training to cast doubt over Sevilla showing


The win over Liverpool extended their lead to four points over Spurs, dropping Liverpool into 3rd.

Fans do not expect to the team to lift a fourth Champions League/European Cup this season, but they do expect to advance beyond Sevilla and to put up a good show in the competition.

"United may finish ahead of Liverpool this season, but I know which team I would pay to watch each week and they would not be managed by Mourinho".

Nothing about this is new in England's topflight, a league where a runaway victor reconfigures success for everybody else.

The 35-year-old, from Willemstad, has already handled four Champions League matches this term - including games involving Liverpool, Chelsea and Celtic during the group stage.

A tie that is hanging in the balance, all three results will be possible when Manchester United host Sevilla.

"Can you hand on heart say you love watching Man United?".

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"It's hard because everyone wants to see him doing what he did for Arsenal but Manchester United play a completely different way".

And Klopp insists the Merseyside outfit can not afford for the setback to derail their growing momentum, having progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals last week in addition to their top-four hopes. They now sit fifth in La Liga, but their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season were dealt a blow at the weekend after a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home to fourth-placed Valencia.

Paul Pogba is a doubt thanks to a training ground knock, and Ibrahimovic is also unlikely to be involved fully despite recovering from his own injury problems. The Reds will be hoping to join Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus in the quarter-finals. United is still alive in the quarterfinals and the easy pick for favorites. While this United side may not have accrued the Champions League nous of the Sir Alex Ferguson sides, they still have players such as Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia, who have played in the competition's finals.

"If Pogba's going forward and Sanchez is dropping, you can nearly throw a blanket over them - and that will be music to the ears of opponents".

Victories against the Blues and the Reds will fill United with confidence heading into their match with Sevilla as the Red Devils begin to firmly hold their grip on second spot in the Premier League. It's also the oddity of the modern Premier League in the new era of the top four. They have two wins and two losses in their last four Liga matches since the first leg against Manchester United, and both losses have come at home. The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg picks up the issues West Ham is having at the London Stadium.

In the Frenchman's absence, Sanchez was moved inside to create space for Rashford to tear Liverpool apart down United's left.