Manchester United vs Sevilla: Mourinho drops Pogba, Martial to the bench

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has named a strong team as his side host Spanish heavyweights Sevilla in the Round of 16 2nd leg encounter of the Champions League at Old Trafford tonight.


He made just two alterations from Saturday’s 2-1 win over Liverpool as Marouane Fellaini makes his first start since 22 November following knee surgery and Jesse Lingard also comes in.

Scott McTominay and Juan Mata drop to the bench, where Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial return after injury.


On his part, Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella made just one change from the first leg, as Gabriel Mercado comes in at right-back in place of injured former Manchester City player Jesus Navas.

Manchester United line Up: 1 David de Gea, 18 A. Young, 12 C. Smalling, 3 E. Bailly, 25 A. Valencia, 31 N. Matić, 27 M. Fellaini, 19 M. Rashford, 7 A. Sánchez, 14 J. Lingard, 9 R. Lukaku

36 M. Darmian, 11 A. Martial, 8 Mata, 39 S. McTominay, 2 V. Lindelöf, 6 P. Pogba, 20 S. Romero

Sevilla starting XI (4-2-3-1): Sergio Rico; Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero (c); N’Zonzi, Banega; Sarabia, Vazquez, Correa; Luis Muriel.

Soria (GK), Arana, Geis, Pareja, Pizarro, Nolito, Ben Yedder.


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