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Preview: Manchester United vs Sevilla – prediction, team news, line-ups

Manchester United will be looking to claim a home-leg advantage when they host Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday. 

The Red Devils have responded well after suffering a disappointing 2-0 loss at Newcastle United at the start of this month. 

They have since claimed back-to-back wins to cement their place in the top-four of the Premier League. 

Their latest victory came against Everton on Saturday, with the Red Devils sealing a 2-0 success after goals from Scott McTominay and substitute Anthony Martial. 

Erik ten Hag’s men will now turn attention to the Europa League, a competition they won in 2017 when Jose Mourinho was at the helm of affairs. 

United eased into the quarterfinals after beating Real Betis 1-0 in the away leg last month, winning their last 16 tie on a 5-1 aggregate score. 

They now face another Spanish opponent in the form of Sevilla who have the distinction of being the most successful team in the history of the Europa League with an incredible six trophies. 

However, the Rojiblancos are currently enduring one of their worst campaigns in the La Liga, with the team now just five points above the relegation zone. 

They appointed Jose Luis Mendilibar last month and the Spanish boss started his reign by guiding his side to a 2-0 win over Cadiz. 

But the former Real Valladolid boss subsequently oversaw a disappointing 2-2 home result against Celta Vigo last weekend. 

Now Jose Luis Mendilibar will take his team to England to take on Manchester United following their 2-1 aggregate win over Fenerbahce in the round of 16. 

Team News 

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is unlikely to recover for Thursday’s clash after he picked up a groin injury last weekend in a worrying Man Utd news

The availability of Luke Shaw is also doubtful, while Donny van de Beek, Alejandro Garnacho and Tom Heaton will all be missing due to injury issues. 

As for Sevilla, Lucas Ocampos will be eligible to play again after being suspended against Celta. However, the Rojiblancos will not be able to call upon the services of Joan Jordan and Jesus Manuel Corona as they are currently on the treatment table. 

Manchester United vs Sevilla potential line-ups 

Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, L Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, McTominay, Fernandes; Antony, Martial, Sancho

Sevilla: Bono; Montiel, Bade, Gudelj, Acuna; Fernando, Rakitic; Ocampos, Torres, Lamela; En-Nesyri

How to Watch? 

Manchester United vs Sevilla, as well as all the other Europa League matches, can be watched via soccer streams

Manchester United vs Sevilla prediction 

United are expected to be without Rashford for Wednesday’s clash which will be a big blow for them. However, the good news for the English fans is that Casemiro will be available to play in Europe. Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen has also made his full recovery after sustaining a long-term injury in January. 

Considering their squad quality, we believe that Erik ten Hag’s men will comfortably beat Sevilla who have been massively struggling for form this season. 

Manchester United 3-0 Sevilla 

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