Vincenzo Montella: 'One goal could be enough to overcome Manchester United'

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho

United will hope to book their place in Friday's quarter-final draw by seeing off Sevilla tonight.

Of course, the league titles races in England, France and Germany were all done and dusted by Christmas, with Italy's Serie A the only genuine title race among Europe's big hitting leagues.

"Do I have the ideal team for Champions League success?"

The La Liga side go into Tuesday's game knowing a score draw will be enough to seal their passage past Jose Mourinho's men, but, as they found out in the first leg, finding a way to beat De Gea is easier said than done.

To reach those lofty heights, however, his team will likely have to perform better than they did three weeks ago in Seville.

With five wins and 3 draws, Mourinho's Manchester United have enjoyed a healthy advantage over Spanish opponents in the UEFA Champion League.

Mourinho admits his side is not among the favorites in the competition, but feels the chaos that often occurs in tournaments could help the Red Devils advance.

As a result, Mourinho believes success in the Champions League is now the priority.

'I think he will stay, ' Mourinho told La Sexta.

Parallels can be drawn with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid who adopted a similar approach and, across the past four seasons, had only been eliminated in the knockout stages by their city neighbours.

United are not now being tipped for the crown with the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid dominating the odds. Earlier this week Michael Carrick confirmed his retirement from football at the end of the season, and United will be looking to give the midfield veteran a fitting send-off by potentially winning the competition for the second time in Carrick's career. Let us know by commenting below.



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