Jose Mourinho News Conference Preview Sevilla (Champions League)


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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho met the media a few hours ago to preview tomorrow night’s match at Sevilla in the knockout round of the Champions League.

We have video of the media session for you here below via YouTube.

There were a whole host of topics covered in this news conference, including: how his current side stacks up against his previous teams which won the Champions League tournament, the pressure on Paul Pogba versus the pressure on the rest of the team and a very cryptic answer about whether or not Pogba will be fit tomorrow night to play.

“I don’t think it’s fair to talk about the responsibility of players,” Mourinho answered the query on Paul Pogba.

“I don’t even like the fact that a player who costs X millions doesn’t have same responsibilities of a player that cost three times X million. The responsibility is for everyone. I understand for you but not for me. I don’t look to the age, to the salary, to the transfer fee.”

In terms of whether the Frenchman will be ready to go or not tomorrow night, Mourinho only offered this:

“Well I open the training session today and I open in a period where normally I don’t open. We normally do it in the warming up and in the first simple drills of the training session and this time we did it for quite a long time and the last period, so you could see the players in a competitive situation and when a player is in that situation is because the players are normally ready and without problems.

“So you could see that in training some people that didn’t play against Huddersfield with problems, like Pogba, Valencia, Rashford, Herrera, so I think in an objective way you could look at it.”

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Odds: United 29/20, Draw 23/10, Sevilla 11/5

United starting XI prediction: go to this link

United-Sevilla Injury Reportgo to this link

Prediction: United 2, Sevilla 1

Feel free to post your own United and/or Sevilla starting XI predictions, as well as your best guess as to what the final score will be.

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  1. alex peterson says:

    Degea, lendelof, jones, valencia, shaw, matic, pogba, mata, sanchez, martial

  2. Degea valencia bailly lindelof shaw matic pogba martial mata sanchez lukaku

  3. De gea
    Valencia Smalling Bailly Shaw
    Matic Herrera
    Mata Pogba Alexis

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