Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
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Martial fit for Sevilla clash: Mourinho

Martial fit for Sevilla clash: Mourinho

Saturday brought the second 2-1 win over Liverpool in 18 hours after the club's bottom-of-the-table reserves won by the same scoreline at Anfield on Friday night.

Anthony Martial is available after missing the last two games with a thigh injury but Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind have been ruled out.

"It's a big goal", the Manchester-born attacker said after the 2-1 win.

"Mourinho said Rashford is a key player at United and always "starts or is on the bench". While Manchester United are certainly not usually considered to be underdogs, even in the upper echelons of Europe, the veteran coach is very good at turning narratives in his favour, allowing United to play the style he wants.

It will be for Mourinho to decide but on Saturday at Old Trafford, where United have lost only once all season, they didn't park the bus.

Tottenham bounced back from their bitterly disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus by coming from behind to thrash Bournemouth and leapfrog Liverpool into third.

Garth Crooks believes Jose Mourinho is "slowly squeezing the life out" of the career of Marcus Rashford and that he might need to leave Manchester United. Since playing United three weeks ago, Sevilla have lost one and won two of their three league matches.

The first leg in Seville finished 0-0, thanks largely to a superb first-half save from United's David de Gea.

However, Mourinho stated Pogba did actually train once journalists had left and left open the possibility that the Frenchman could be fit enough to return.

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

Mourinho was in spiky mood ahead of the visit of Sevilla, repeatedly making self-deprecating remarks about his Champions League triumphs as Porto and Inter Milan manager. In a hectic season of all-round football, it would be essential to rest the big names in the first team. They do have a slight advantage however as they know that away goals could see them through, but two defeats in their last four games suggest that Sevilla aren't in the best form heading into this clash.

"The United player had time to get his arm out of the way and that was a clear spot kick for me, but Liverpool should not blame the referee for what was a awful defeat". Banega's set-piece delivery will also pose a major threat to Manchester United, who have been suspect against aerial attacks of late.

It is now possible that will also miss a crucial European fixture on Tuesday, with Jose Mourinho in the process of finalising his plans for the second leg of a last-16 showdown with Sevilla.

"Right now, I'm probably not learning the most on the pitch", said the former academy graduate, who hopes to play a key role for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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

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