Man Utd vs Sevilla: Ryan Giggs makes his Champions League prediction

Man Utd vs Sevilla: Ryan Giggs makes his Champions League prediction

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that beating Sevilla in Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg will be more important than their 2-1 league victory over rivals Liverpool.

United host the Spanish side at Old Trafford in the second-leg of their last-16 tie, with it all to play for following the goalless draw in Seville two weeks ago.

Despite the significance of Saturday's victory over Liverpool, Mourinho was keen to play down the win ahead of a "more important" meeting with Sevilla.

Shaw made his return to the United starting lineup in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow in December.

"Frank respects Jose a lot and was simply pointing out that, if Rashford was playing for Ajax and had one or two bad games, he would still start the third game".

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"First against Sevilla, on Tuesday, when we also need the support from Old Trafford to get the win and make it to the next round". "You [the media] like the transfer market and I can say in this moment, I don't see many left backs better than Luke Shaw".

"I'm sure Sevilla feel the same way, and they already showed in the first leg that they have players and football to make things hard for us. I hope the Red Devil family can enjoy a great night".

While a top four place in La Liga looks unachievable, as they sit 11 points adrift with 10 games to go, and they remain firm outsiders to lift the Champions League title at odds of 175/1, progression past Man United will represent a successful first season in charge at Sevilla for Montella.

Jose Mourinho's men will doubtless be hoping to keep it tight again and nick the crucial goal to progress, but Sevilla are formidable opponent and now sit fifth in La Liga.