Charlie Nicholas' predictions: Can Manchester United and Chelsea progress?
Mar 13 2018 by Desiree Burns
The Spanish side had the better of the first leg, but a combination of De Gea's saves and poor finishing left them frustrated.
"It's a very special game tomorrow night for Seville".
With Manchester United now trailing table-topping Manchester City by 13 points and likely to finish a distant second this term, Jose Mourinho has plenty of work to do to get his side up to the standard of title challengers ahead of next season.
"They're on a roll, but we hope to interrupt United's good run".
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.
Had Alexis Sanchez made a better fist of things in the No 10 role, United might have had even more to show for their solid midfield and defensive foundations, in which the return of centre-half Eric Bailly helped to draw outstanding performances from Chris Smalling and Ashley Young.
Papastathopoulos has been scouted by United and would apparently cost around £20m, while Alderweireld would be a considerably more expensive option, though he's obviously proven in the Premier League.
"I said when he first signed, he is a Man United player, he suits the way we play, he has got that excitement, he always looks forward, he is dynamic and in the end you can judge him in the first few games or whatever but I think over time he will be terrific and I have no doubts about it".
"He was getting minutes and getting experience and the best way to improve is to be on the pitch".
"With 2-0 down that's rare that you can turn a game against Man United". Their form since the first leg is not encouraging.
After the shambles of Arsenal's last home game in this competition, when they almost blew it against Ostersund, Arsene Wenger will play a strong line-up with a free weekend to follow.
"In training is where I'm doing most of my learning".
However, I also have a feeling that there might be an announcement by the manager either on Friday or over the weekend to confirm that he is going to step down in the summer, perhaps going upstairs, easing the tension and allowing the team to have a go for the Europa League without the same strain.
Mourinho was content to allow Liverpool's middle three time, instead encircling the front three so Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino would have found playing in a telephone box more comfortable.