Of course, that’s just how everybody likes it. And with United having finally made some kind of statement in the league, it’s time for something similar in Europe. For should Jose Mourinho successfully guide United into the quarter-finals, then he will finally be able to say “I, Jose Mourinho, am as good at being Manchester United manager as David Moyes.”
To reach those lofty heights, however, his team will likely have to perform better than they did three weeks ago in Seville. It took some callow finishing and some magnificent David de Gea-ing to preserve United’s clean sheet, and if Sevilla manage to nick a goal tonight, then United will have to score twice, for away goals are worth 1.99 times more than real goals (subz plz check).
Anthony Martial is back in full training for United, but Paul Pogba may not be. As such, we can look forward to another hour of “has he been dropped or does he have a hurty leg” between the lineup appearing and Mourinho doing his pre-game interview. And won’t that be fun?
Champions League schedule
We kick off at 19:45 this evening at Old Trafford, which is — assuming we’ve worked out Daylight Savings Time correctly — 15:45 on the east coast of the USA, and 12:45 over on the west.
Champions League TV channel
You’ll need BT Sport 2 in the UK, and Fox Sports 1 in the USA. Everybody else, have a nose at livesoccertv.
Champions League streaming
BT Sport’s app in the UK, and FOX Sports GO in the USA
Prediction: David de Gea; Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia; Nemanja Matić, Scott McTominay; Alexis Sánchez, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Romelu Lukaku.
Update: A surprise start for Fellaini. Pogba and Martial on the bench.
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