Confirmed line-ups for Red Devils' Champions League clash v Sevilla
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 14, 2018,
Mar 14, 2018, 5:51
Vincenzo Montella is hoping it is fourth time lucky as Sevilla attempt to overcome Manchester United and reach the Champions League quarter-finals. I sit in the chair with Real Madrid, Man United out. But I think in general the quality was lacking.
"We'll be playing 100 per cent to try and achieve that".
The 36-year-old midfielder confirmed on Monday that he will bring the curtains down on his football career at the end of the season.
In the 74th minute, Ben Yedder broke the deadlock just two minutes after coming off the bench.
"The second goal made it impossible".
"The way we started was positive", Mourinho continued.
However, it was wayward finishing rather than the Spanish number one that prevented the visitors making the most of their ascendency for most of the match. "When they scored the first goal the game was completely different".
"After 10 to 15 minutes, Sevilla has a good team and can hide the ball in midfield".
The start of the second half saw Eric Bailly produce some last ditch heroics to keep United level, as Sarabia found Correa unmarked inside the United area, but the Ivorian's perfectly timed challenge prevented the striker from getting a shot away.
However, even the Frenchman couldn't kickstart the hosts and they were eventually made to pay.
Apart from a raucous corner behind David de Gea's goal where the Sevilla supporters were housed, the famous stadium was suddenly bereft of belief, the tension that had preceded Ben Yedder's introduction replaced by despair.
"Manchester United have experience in the Champions League, it was a special game for us", said Ben Yedder.
"And we're not the only team that invests money".
Before United could respond it was 2-0 and game over, chaotic defending allowing Ben Yedder to divert a goalbound header that a desperate De Gea was unable to stop crossing the line.
Lukaku finally got United on the board six minutes from time when he swept home Marcus Rashford's corner.