Manchester United are set to take on Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final in a bid to win their second title in the competition. The Red Devils have won five European trophies in the past and will be looking for their sixth. However, they will have to face a tough challenge from the six-time Europa League winners, who are struggling under José Luis Mendilibar. Sevilla is without a win in the last four games, while United is enjoying a two-match winning streak.
The two sides have met three times on the European stage, with Sevilla prevailing in the last two meetings in the 2020 Europa League and 2018 Champions League. Due to a groin injury, Marcus Rashford is likely to be ruled out of the quarter-final after he limped off the field against Everton on 9 April. Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United’s manager, took a dig at the scheduling of football matches, saying “Why has the Premier League given us the late Sunday night game and the early Saturday game? I think it’s not right.”
This could offer the opportunity for the likes of Antony and Jadon Sancho to step up and prove to people that they aren’t just totally reliant on one individual to score all of the goals. Bruno Fernandez will continue to show why he has the potential of being one of the club’s great captains and is looking forward to the contest, especially after having lost in the Final to Villareal in 2021.
Judging by the form of both teams, United just about starts as favourites, given the fact that Sevilla’s form has been inconsistent. Two wins, two defeats, and a draw in their last five have put United ahead in the game. Predictions suggest that United would win 3-1. The quarter-final of the Europa League promises to be a mouth-watering contest starting on Thursday night.