Anthony Martial fit for Sevilla clash, says Jose Mourinho

Anthony Martial fit for Sevilla clash, says Jose Mourinho

Anthony Martial fit for Sevilla clash, says Jose Mourinho

Manchester United will be targeting a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals when they host Sevilla in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday.

While the Red Devils may have seen their Premier League title ambitions long since abandoned, Jose Mourinho will know that the Champions League still remains a possible chance of silverware come the end of the season.

"You get that extra spicy feeling, there's that little bit extra to it and we want to be playing these games". It was the kind of game that United would have dropped points in earlier in the season.

Carrick knows better than anyone in the squad about the high standards demanded at Old Trafford.

Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk travel to Roma, holding a 2-1 lead from the first-leg and they are hoping for a place in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2011. "There comes a time when, as much as you like or don't like it, your body tells you it's time to stop playing football". We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing to totally confirm as yet. It's something you've got to accept so that's where I am at.

Carrick is unlikely to be in the starting line-up on Tuesday, while there are also big questions over Paul Pogba's availability.

Man United held an open training session on Monday morning before Jose Mourinho spoke to the press.

Meanwhile, compatriot Pogba had suffered a deep gash on his leg after a challenge from Scott McTominay in training prior to the Reds game, and it appears that he has not fully recovered from the incident with Mourinho unsure over his participation.

Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind were others absent, although Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained ahead of the game.

"If you leave the technical area by a couple of metres - or in this case, 20 metres - but to speak to your own player and not to complain about the referee's decision, they made the right decision".

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