Mourinho: Anything is possible if United reach Champions League quarters

Paul Pogba

After playing out a 0-0 draw a fortnight ago in Spain, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side will look to carry on their recent fine run of form when they welcome Sevilla to Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

After two impressive wins against Chelsea and now more recently Liverpool, José Mourinho is slowly turning the negative discourse surrounding his philosophy at Manchester United.

"We have to beat Sevilla to go through, so we give our best". "Liverpool is Liverpool, it is a big match, it is a match against a direct competition for the top four".

It was seen as a missed opportunity for Sevilla, given they controlled much of the game and saw Luis Muriel denied a goal by a remarkable David de Gea save just before half-time.

"I can imagine that if we lose against Sevilla, everyone will have forgotten what we did in the last couple of weeks". They will be eliminated if the Spanish club manage a scoring draw, while Brighton visit on Saturday for the Cup quarter-final. "If people don't think we deserved it, I don't care", Mourinho said after United defeated rivals Liverpool 2-1on Saturday despite enjoying just 32 percent possession. I say Liverpool to show that Sevilla is a really good team and the result of the first leg is one that leaves everything open.

Were it not for the influence of Matic and McTominay - who combined for eight tackles, four interceptions and five clearances - United may not have been quite so able to stem the tide of Liverpool's thrilling attack.

"It is clear Sevilla will be confronted with the most in-form Manchester United of the season", Balague wrote in his Sky Sports column.

"We don't know yet", said Mourinho.

"We are a strong team once we take the lead".

Mourinho then helped the Red Devils back into Europe's elite competition and won a few trophies along the way to keep supporters happy.

"Yes I will, of course I will, because it's getting hard", said Pardew.

Another week, another defeat for West Brom as the Baggies' slim chances of survival became even more bleak following a 4-1 home defeat to Leicester. Boos rang around the Hawthorns after the final whistle following the Premier League basement side's sixth successive loss and their hopes of remaining in the top-flight are fast disappearing.

"When you are younger than I am, and you are learning the game, I think you do need it".

Mourinho added: "I remember his beginning when he was not always on the bench but I was taking him with the team as an extra player".

McTominay will also have worldwide football to add to his schedule going forward, having been called up by Scotland for the first time on Monday.