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Man United’s David De Gea on wonder stop from Luis Muriel: ‘I made a save’

David de Gea ensured Manchester United will return to Old Trafford on level terms with these sensational saves against Sevilla. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea played down his amazing save from Sevilla’s Luis Muriel in the 0-0 draw in the Champions League. De Gea made eight saves in the game, with two superb stops from Steven N’Zonzi and Muriel right at the end of the first half. Muriel in particular looked certain to score, but De Gea reacted brilliantly to his point-blank header to push it over the bar.  “It was at the last minute of the first half, it was an important moment of the game,” De Gea told BT Sport. “I made a save, I’m happy for that.” Meanwhile, Chris Smalling said United were happy with the goalless draw and confident of c...

Alexis Sanchez will benefit from Jose Mourinho’s mentality in Europe

Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Alexis Sanchez will play in his first Champions League game for Manchester United on Wednesday when they take on Sevilla in the first leg of the round of 16. The Chilean’s last appearance in the competition was when he came on as a second half substitute in Arsenal’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, which took the aggregate score to 10-2. Before those games, Sanchez had reportedly been open to extending his contract with Arsenal, but the manner of the defeat sparked him in to action. He knew he had to find a new club. At United, he is playing for a manager who has won the Champions League twice for two different clubs. Neither Porto or Inter Mi...

Paul Pogba left out by Manchester United for Sevilla clash – sources

The Exploding Heads provide unique cases for both Sevilla and Man United as to why each will advance in the Champions League. The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he features for Jose Mourinho’s side. Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho discusses the issues he’s facing in choosing his starting XI for the Champions League. Paul Pogba is set to be left out of the Manchester United team to play Sevilla, sources have told ESPN FC. The Frenchman missed the win over Huddersfield on Saturday because of illness. But after returning to training on Sunday, the midfielder travelle...

Champions League Faceoff: Sevilla vs. Manchester United

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Juan Mata: Man United target Champions League after Premier League failure

From Juan Mata’s VAR encounter to the emergence of kid pitch invaders, the Exploding Heads get you caught up with the latest happenings in FA Cup in 90 seconds. The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he features for Jose Mourinho’s side. Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata said it would be a “big blow” for his team to be knocked out of the Champions League considering their big deficit in the Premier League. United are second in the domestic standings but 16 points adrift of leaders Manchester City after 27 games played. They will face Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Wednesday, with the return leg on March 13. “If we had less of a gap with respect to the Premier League l...

Which Sevilla shows up vs. United? Which Pogba shows up vs. Sevilla?

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Pressure on every Manchester United player, not just Paul Pogba – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho discusses the issues he’s facing in choosing his starting XI for the Champions League. Jose Mourinho reflects on Man United’s overall performance against Huddersfield, Romelu Lukaku’s brace and more VAR controversy. Jose Mourinho explains why Paul Pogba did not play in Manchester United’s FA Cup win at Huddersfield and won’t commit to him being in the squad against Sevilla or Chelsea. SEVILLE, Spain — Jose Mourinho insists there will be no extra pressure on Paul Pogba’s shoulders as he faces his first Champions League knockout clash with Manchester United. The midfielder missed the win over Huddersfield on Saturday because of illness, but trained at Carrington on Tuesday and has made the trip to Spain ahead o...

Ex-City star Navas: Beating United would be nice for friends in Manchester

Craig Burley and Ross Dyer go head to head in predicting the outcomes of Bayern-Besiktas, Chelsea-Barca, Sevilla-Man United and Shakhtar-Roma. Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Former Manchester City winger Jesus Navas has said he is aiming to help Sevilla knock Manchester United out of the Champions League. Navas, who played 183 games for City before returning to Sevilla last summer, faces United again in Wednesday’s round-of-16 first leg at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. “For us, it’s all about getting through to the next round,” he told The Mirror. “But I know it would be nice for some of the friends I’ve got back in Manchester if we did manage to pull it off a...

Man United’s Paul Pogba trains ahead of Champions League trip to Sevilla

Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Craig Burley and Ross Dyer go head to head in predicting the outcomes of Bayern-Besiktas, Chelsea-Barca, Sevilla-Man United and Shakhtar-Roma. From Juan Mata’s VAR encounter to the emergence of kid pitch invaders, the Exploding Heads get you caught up with the latest happenings in FA Cup in 90 seconds. David De Gea explains the art of goalkeeping and how his past experience has helped him cope with the pressure of being Man United’s No. 1. After VAR cancelled out Juan Mata’s goal in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup, former referee Peter Walton discusses how and when VAR should be used. Amid the controversy surroun...

FA Cup in 90 seconds: Juan Mata meets Mr. VAR

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UCL Predictor: Prem vs. La Liga in the spotlight

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Manchester United expect to be in UCL knockout stage – Michael Carrick

Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick admits the knockout stage of the Champions League is the minimum standard for the club. United face their first game in the last-16 of the competition in four years with a trip to Sevilla on Wednesday. Having been a regular in the latter stages of the Champions League prior to that Carrick stressed the players must strive to reach that level again. “It’s what we should expect of ourselves — to be at this stage of the Champions League,” he told MUTV. “That’s not being blase, it’s just that should be our standard. We should be in this competition and fighting in the later stages m...