The first leg of this Champions League round ended in a somewhat predictable 0-0 draw. Away from home, Jose Mourinho set up defensively and escaped without giving up a goal, which was the intention. Sevilla had a few good looks at goal but couldn’t put any home. Now, United welcome the Spanish side to Manchester, needing a win of any nature to advance through to the quarterfinals. They picked up a 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool in the Premier League over the weekend, stifling Jurgen Klopp’s attacking side for the whole match. Another composed, organized defensive performance is needed because if Sevilla score, United would need at least two goals to go through.
With their top four hopes in La Liga all but shut, this could be their last Champions League match for at least a year. The first leg ended without a goal for either team, but Vincenzo Montella’s side had more of the opportunities. Sevilla had 25 shots total, eight of which were on target. United only managed one shot on frame. David de Gea had to make a few fine saves to keep the match scoreless. That will give the away team confidence that it can indeed break United down again.