Mourinho: Anything is possible if United reach Champions League quarters


"In modern football you have to live day-by-day, week-by week and match-by-match and I can imagine that if we lose against Sevilla on Tuesday everyone will have forgotten what we did in the last couple of weeks". It is no overstatement that, if it wasn't for David De Gea's brilliance, United would have been at least a goal down coming into this leg. Sevilla were the better team in the first leg but they failed to take advantage of that superiority and now find themselves coming to Old Trafford needing to score at least one goal.

Manchester United host Sevilla at Old Trafford for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

His United career is still in its infancy, and his natural game has yet to convincingly match up with his new team-mates' style.

However much an initial difficulty might have been expected, Mourinho has previously admitted that part of the reason they signed Sanchez was his potential to make a real difference in Europe.

"He plays like he already played five or six years in the Premier League, but he's still young".

He may have downplayed the importance of United's win over Liverpool as compared to their upcoming fixtures but it certainly augurs well for them that they beat one of their biggest traditional rivals at Old Trafford just before a crucial Champions League clash.

"We have eight more games and 24 points to play for".

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Consecutive Premier League wins against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Liverpool have The Red Devils in second place of the standings, but now the team needs to switch the focus to the UEFA Champions League.

The clash gets underway at 7.45pm on Tuesday.

"It was contact with a player in the last minute of the training session [on Friday]".

With Pogba missing, Mourinho could well go for the same starting line-up as we saw against Liverpool.

"We are a strong team once we take the lead".

"The next game is very important for us, maybe the most important game of the season".

Sanchez has another four years on his deal beyond this season, so he will have plenty more chances to impress, even should United fall short this time around.