Manchester United v Sevilla: Champions League last 16 – live!

United make two changes to the XI selected for the Liverpool game last Saturday. Juan Mata and Scott McTominay drop to the bench, with Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini taking their places. Lingard is the only United player walking a disciplinary tightrope tonight; one yellow card and he’ll miss the first leg of the quarter final, should United get there. Also on the bench, returning from injury: Paul Pogba and Antony Martial. Some bench United have tonight.

Sevilla also make two changes from their weekend line-up. Of the XI named against Valencia on Saturday, Nolito drops to the bench, while Miguel Layun is cup-tied. Simon Kjaer comes into the centre of the defence, while Joaquin Correa will patrol the left flank in the progressive manner.

Manchester United may not have been at their sparkling best at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán three weeks ago. But a draw away in Europe is a draw away in Europe, and here’s how the prevailing mood music can alter perceptions of a result. Three weeks ago, that first-leg 0-0 came during a stodgy run that included defeats at Tottenham and Newcastle, and few had any kind words to say about it. But now, United are coming off the back of three wins over Chelsea, Crystal Palace and arch-rivals Liverpool, and suddenly seeing off Sevilla at home doesn’t look such a big issue at all. That first-leg 0-0 looks fairly handy now.

It should have looked that way from the start, if we’re being honest, because United have won 17 out of 20 games at Old Trafford this season. The only teams to come away with the sort of result Sevilla need tonight are Manchester City, who won 2-1 in early December, and Burnley, who drew 2-2 on Boxing Day. Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been dispatched without too much fuss. Any sort of score draw will see Sevilla through, United having failed to get an away goal in Spain, but that’s easier said and done if the Old Trafford form book is any sort of guide.

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