United’s first-leg collapse ‘unacceptable’, says Ten Hag
Manchester United travel to Seville with the Europa League quarter-final tie after drawing 2-2 at Old Trafford last week. Erik ten Hag’s side looked to be cruising towards a semi-final berth, but were hampered by two late own goals.
The Red Devils are yet to beat Sevilla in four previous attempts in major European competitions, although the six-time Europa League winners are currently in the bottom half of the LaLiga table and were lucky not to lose the first leg. .
United are competing in every available cup competition and are hoping to win a treble this season, with their trip to Spain ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton.
The good news though is that Marcus Rashford is available after a minor injury. He missed last week’s draw at Old Trafford but returned to training this week and should appear at some point tonight. However, Bruno Fernandes will not participate after his booking in the first leg sees him suspended.
Follow all the action as Sevilla host Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-finals:
Ten Hag on United’s injured players
While we wait for the team news to roll in, here’s Erik ten Hag talking about the possibility of Tyrell Malacia, Marcus Rashford, Marcel Sabitzer and Luke Shaw possibly playing a role tonight.
The four were injured, but have been included in the team of the day.
“They are available because that is why they are on the plane,” Ten Hag told reporters in Seville yesterday. “I will make my decisions tomorrow, today we train and we will see what the reaction is and then tomorrow we will make a decision.
“You always want to keep the players in shape, which is the main goal, in addition to the main goal of course: winning the game.”
mike jones20 April 2023 18:25
Marcus Rashford included in Manchester United’s squad for Sevilla’s second leg
The 25-year-old was stopped by clutching his groin against Everton 11 days ago, with the club announcing that he was expected to be out for “a few games”.
Rashford missed last week’s 2-2 first-leg draw with Sevilla and Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win against Nottingham Forest, but United appear to have received a major physical boost.
The England striker trained with his team-mates at Carrington on Wednesday morning and the club later confirmed that he is part of the 21-man group traveling to Spain.
mike jones20 April 2023 18:20
Sevilla vs Man Utd betting tip and prediction
A Manchester United missing key figures like Bruno Fernandes, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Marcus Rashford, albeit only from the start, looks stunned against Sevilla after extra time.
Seville 2-1 Manchester United
mike jones20 April 2023 18:15
Predicted lineups Sevilla vs Man Utd
Seville XI: Bounou; Navas, Badé, Marcao, Acuna; Fernando, Rakitic, Gudelj; Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Suso
Man United XI: DeGea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antonio, Eriksen, Sancho; Martial
mike jones20 April 2023 18:10
What is the first team news?
Marcus Rashford returned to Manchester United training ahead of the trip to Spain and is in the squad to face Sevilla after missing the last two games.
Tyrell Malacia missed Sunday’s trip to Forest with knee pain but also trained on Wednesday.
Marcel Sabitzer, who withdrew from the starting lineup at the City Ground after detecting a problem in the warm-up, also worked with the group, but Scott McTominay did not.
Bruno Fernandes is another one out of Thursday’s match as he is serving a one-match suspension at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium.
Lisandro Martínez and Donny van de Beek are out for the remainder of the season, while Alejandro Garnacho and Raphael Varane are still out.
mike jones20 April 2023 18:05
How to watch Sevilla vs Man Utd
The match will kick off at 8pm BST on Thursday 20th April.
It will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with coverage from 7pm. BT Sport customers can also stream the match live on the BT Sport website and mobile app.
mike jones20 April 2023 18:00
Seville vs Man Utd
hello and welcome to the independents coverage of tonight’s Europa League action, where Manchester United look to book a place in the semi-finals.
Erik ten Hag’s men squandered a two-goal lead at Old Trafford the last time two own goals cost them victory. Sevilla, who were the second best team by far, left Manchester with a comfortable draw and are confident they can beat the Red Devils in Spain tonight.
Bruno Fernandes is suspended and leaves a big gap in United’s midfield. Christian Eriksen and Casemiro should be able to cover and United are boosted by the return of Marcus Rashford.
However, they have work to do and will need to beat Sevilla away from home in order to progress. We’ll have all the action and buildup going on all night, so stay with us.
mike jones20 April 2023 17:20