Pogba misses United training ahead of Sevilla clash

13 March, 2018, 06:03 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • Local hero Rashford outshines Sanchez on rare Man Utd start

Michael Carrick has confirmed this will be his last season as a player at Manchester United. "Martial is fit yes".

He has not played since Dec 26.

In Saturday's 2-1 win over arch-rivals Liverpool, Manchester United's Marcus Rashford eclipsed Sanchez's form. Asked if United have the potential to go all the way this season, Mourinho was cautious. Mourinho hopes for a repeat on Tuesday, for Old Trafford to be the "hell" he said it was when he brought his Porto team there in 2004. I try to give the best to the kid. "I don't know. We don't know yet, but he trained a little bit after you left".

Paul Pogba was forced to sit out Manchester United training on Monday, casting doubt over his involvement in their Champions League clash with Sevilla.

Making Sanchez's start at Manchester United worse is the form of other players in the league.

Some onlookers later questioned the wisdom of such an approach though, with Jose Mourinho having made a decision to take his chances back in Manchester despite the knowledge that a score draw would see United dumped out of the competition at the round of 16 stage.




Mourinho-managed teams, too, are hard to beat when they are ahead - a fact highlighted by a prolific Liverpool side's struggles to break down United after the Portuguese set his side up defensively in the second period following Marcus Rashford's two-goal salvo in the first 24 minutes. Should Manchester United make it to the final, that's a scenario that could outdo the Premier League champions.

But away from the field Rashford does not feel the need to express any frustration to Mourinho, thanks to maturity that belies his age. But the Portuguese disputes the idea that Rashford is being held back under his charge. Vincenzo Montella's men have won two and lost as many games in the last three weeks - a sequence of results that has left them lagging well behind in the race to finish inside the top four.

"I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two seasons", Mourinho said. Nemanja Matic has been ever-present for the Red Devils this season and should start at the heart of the midfield and could be partnered with Scott McTominay, who is fast turning into an important player for United. "You want to see this player every week". We will carry on of course, but in the moment it's a big disappointment.

United are more comfortable this term with eight league games to play and can switch attention to two big cup games at Old Trafford this week against Sevilla on Tuesday and Brighton & Hove Albion four days later. "As if any of that rhetoric will have any bearing on the harsh reality facing Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard for that matter", Crooks wrote in his Team of the Week column for BBC Sport.

United, who were playing their first Champions League knockout game in four years, have won 15 of their 18 home games so far this season.

Recommended:



Popular

Anthony Davis returns to Pelicans' lineup after 1-game absence
The score was tied three times early in the third quarter before Davis scored seven points help the Pelicans open a 66-57 lead. He then sat out Friday night against Washington , which handed the Pelicans their first loss in 11 games.

What's new about the 2018 NCAA Selection Show
It's the second year in a row the teams will meet in the final, and the third consecutive final for the Panthers. On the flip side, other ESPN analysts have said they think Tim Miles' squad still has a chance to get in.

Maybe The Timing Isn't Right For Lakers To Sign LeBron
Nuggets coach Mike Malone said he would review the incidents. "I know their bench was very upset with Jamal for whatever reason. Ball said he's not anxious about Murray because, "he going to do the circus stuff - I'm not feeding into it".

Elon Musk: Trips to Mars by next year
Musk said that he is expecting the spacecraft's first "short up-and-down flights" by the first half of 2019. Instead he funnelled his own money, from the sale of PayPal, into the businesses.

Celtic ace Scott Brown takes dig at Rangers after Old Firm victory
Rangers' early joy lasted just eight minutes as Rogic replied in spectacular fashion, curling into the top corner from 25 yards. Celtic captain Scott Brown said he and his teammates did their talking on the pitch as they came from behind to beat Rangers.

Ernesto Valverde Squashes Rumours Linking PSG's Neymar With Move Back to Barcelona
Reports have suggested Neymar is unsettled at PSG, with Madrid regularly linked to a move for the forward since he left LaLiga. The Brazilian has been out of action since being on the end of a bad tackle against Marseille on February 25.

Chelsea ready for Enrique battle: PSG to rival Blues for Conte replacement
After a match like Tuesday, experience shows that you should not talk in the heat of the moment. "The player explained it and I believe what he said".

All we know about that nerve agent 'attack' on ex-spy
Personnel in hazmat suits work to secure a tent covering a bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill . A police officer who responded at the scene is also in serious condition and is being treated in intensive care.

Crowds of women take to streets to strike, protest
US national soccer team striker Alex Morgan and Brazil forward Marta are among the players chosen for the FIFPro Women's World XI. Another government initiative would fine companies with more than 50 employees if there is an "unjustified" gender wage gap.

Spring Ahead - Daylight Saving Time To Return
A Stanford University study showed that fatal accidents increased on the Monday following the switch to daylight saving time . But, for many people, the extra hour of daylight that will come Sunday with Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be energizing.