Man Utd predicted XI to face Sevilla

Manchester United will be looking to book their place into a Champions League quarter-final for the first time in five years when we host Sevilla on Tuesday night.

We head back to Old Trafford after a 0-0 draw in Spain three weeks ago to take on a La Liga outfit that have been poor on their travels this season.

Here is the team I expect Jose Mourinho to send out:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

The Spaniard made two crucial saves in the first leg to keep another clean sheet on the season.  Hopefully we’ll take the game to Sevilla this team meaning that David de Gea won’t be so busy.

Defence: Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young

Ashley Young did an excellent job on Mohamed Salah in our 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday so I expect the England international to maintain his place in the starting XI.  Antonio Valencia is a certainty to start at right-back.  Eric Bailly was making his first start in three months versus the Reds so the Ivorian may not be ready to play two games in quick succession.  As a result I can see Victor Lindelof being recalled to partner Chris Smalling in the Champions League.  Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind are all sidelined.

Midfield: Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba; Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford

Paul Pogba missed Saturday’s win after picking up a cut in Friday’s training session but I’m hopeful the French star will be fit to return to the starting XI on Tuesday.  Scott McTominay should maintain his place alongside Nemanja Matic to protect our back four, whilst Marcus Rashford’s brace against Liverpool has earned him a start against Sevilla.  Alexis Sanchez could either start on the right or in a free role.  Anthony Martial is available once again whilst Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are other options available to Jose.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian striker was a real handful for the Liverpool defence and will no doubt start up front against the La Liga side.  Romelu Lukaku has been involved in several important goals in recent weeks so don’t be surprised to see the big man help book our place in the quarter-finals.

Here is how I expect us to line up: