Man United see their squad bolstered by four, with a quartet ready to make their injury comebacks vs Sevilla.
Just under a week ago, Manchester United were cruising at home to Sevilla in the Europa League. The Red Devils found themselves 2-0 up and controlling the game. Then, injuries struck, allowing Sevilla a route back into the match. They’d level the game at 2-2, undeservedly, I’ll add.
Suddenly, the tie is now in the balance with the away leg set to take place tomorrow. United have struggled against Sevilla in the past, particularly on their home turf.
However, the club gave us the squad news earlier today, with United getting four players back from injury for this one; Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Marcel Sabitzer and Marcus Rashford.
All of these guys have missed time recently, leaving United thin in some key areas of the field. Most notably, the club had Diogo Dalot playing at left-back over the weekend. Granted, he did a stellar job.
In terms of the overall outlook, this game will still be tricky. Don’t forget we have no Bruno Fernandes to call upon either, after the Portugal international was unfairly booked by the referee for a supposed handball.
Check out the Man United squad in full here:
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Jack Butland, Radek Vitek.
Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Midfielders: Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Fred, Zidane Iqbal, Marcel Sabitzer.
Forwards: Antony, Anthony Elanga, Anthony Martial, Facundo Pellistri, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Wout Weghorst.
Scott McTominay is another absence, with the Scotland international set to be out for a few more games before his return.
Donny van de Beek, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane are the longer-term absences, whereas Alejandro Garnacho is still missing – though he may be back shortly.
At the end of the day, this will be a tough match whoever was fit and available. United have to go to Spain, play their best and whatever will be, will be. That’s all we can ask for.
We all see the Europa League as another way into the Champions League, while adding another trophy to the cabinet would also be lovely. I guess if you want to do that, you have to beat the best teams at some point. Sevilla have had our number in years gone by, so let’s turn the tables and beat them on their own turf!