Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

McTominay a tall contrast to Pogba at Man United

McTominay a tall contrast to Pogba at Man United

Since the Premier League title is nearly decided, the best the other teams can achieve is the 2nd position.

Meanwhile Rashford is confident his development will not suffer from a lack of game time after scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Liverpool on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up.

A graduate of West Ham's youth academy alongside the likes of Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand, Carrick went on to win five Premier League titles under Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season and join Jose Mourinho's coaching staff. Nobody creates against Man United 10-15, 100 per cent chances.

Manchester United are among one of the massively improved sides this season.

However, their attempts were to no avail except for an Eric Bailly own goal, Liverpool didn't manage to mount a significant charge and lost the match.

And Balague, who has watched Sevilla closely this season, believes United will prevail and reach the quarter-finals.

The German avoided being sent off by Craig Pawson and Mourinho praised the referee for his decision. Away in London a week later, at Crystal Palace, a typically frustrating lethargic and complacent performance at Selhurst Park seemed to be set to put United into third. The Reds simply forgot to turn up in that first half. Should Marcus Rashford start against Sevilla?

Lukaku was also involved in the build-up to Rashford's second.

"You can not leave a player alone like (Romelu) Lukaku".

It all makes for a rather convoluted and complicated situation but one that Frank Lampard sought to summarise during his appearance on Match of the Day.

"If people don't think we deserved it, I don't care".

David de Gea had a rather comfortable night against Liverpool and will love to have a similar outing against Sevilla. It was clearly a win for the direct style of football. The only Red who reacted to that corner kick was Klopp who was left fuming in his technical area. It is because of these players that the first 11 could not be rested often even in easier matches.

Matters on the pitch added to the vitriolic mood, with Ashley Barnes and a Chris Wood double steering Burnley to a second win in a week, closing the gap on sixth-placed Arsenal, who host Watford on Sunday, to two points. Liverpool failed in doing all three. Of Liverpool's 13 corners, only four resulted in shots, of which three were off-target and one was saved by the goalkeeper. Liverpool's non-shot based xG was 2.6, while their shot-based xG was 0.9. In the league, he has scored 3 goals and assisted 9 others.

At the back of his mind, Vincenzo Montella will be holding onto the fact that Manchester United have struggled against underdogs this season.

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