Confirmed Starting XI: Sevilla vs Manchester United – Lindelof starts

Manchester United’s Champions League knockout campaign starts this evening, with a huge game against Sevilla.

The Spanish side are an excellent, underrated outfit and no doubt they’ll provide Jose Mourinho’s men a stern test.

The manager has named his starting XI, and it certainly includes some surprises.

Antonio Valencia captains a side that’s without Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw.

In comes Victor Lindelof, with the Swede getting a huge opportunity to prove what he can do on the highest of stages. It’s also going to be a great test for young Scott McTominay, who’s emerged as one of Mourinho’s go-to guys recently.

Romelu Lukaku leads the line. He’s been in great form during our Champions League campaign thus far, and he’s coming into this one on the back of an excellent display against Huddersfield Town, We need him to be at his brilliant best this evening.

Honestly, I’m surprised that Mourinho hasn’t started with Pogba. Perhaps the gaffer is trying to teach him a lesson in a sense, saying he has to earn his place rather than it just being handed to him. Who knows what’s going on behind closed doors, but it certainly feels as though something has gone on…

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