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Sevilla v Manchester United: UCL Match Preview


Manchester United welcome Paul Pogba back after a lot of fallout speculations.

Manchester United set to welcome Paul Pogba back but not into their starting XI for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Sevilla on Wednesday.

Ever Banega could feature for Sevilla after returning from a hamstring injury this week. Joaquin Correa is also in contention along with Nolito.

While Pogba is available for United, Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones remain absent.

Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia were on the plane after recovering from issues of their own, while David de Gea is set to be restored in goal after being rested.

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United did not manage to score more than one goal in each of their last 14 Champions League encounters with Spanish opposition (7 goals total).

Sevilla have never kept a clean sheet in the Champions League knockout stages (6 games) but they have also won two of their three home games (L1).

Sevilla have won 72% of their home games in the Champions League (13 out of 18), the third highest tally after Real Madrid (76%) and Barcelona (73%) among teams to have played at least 15 home games in the competition.

Utd won five of their six group games this season, their highest tally in the Champions League since 2007/08.

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