Manchester United are one step away from reaching their second Europa League final in four years, with Sevilla standing in their way in Germany.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be narrow favourites against the Spanish side having edged out Copenhagen 1-0 in extra-time in the quarter-finals.
Their Spanish opponents however have an incredible history in the competition , going on to become its five-time record winners since first lifting the trophy as recently as 2006.
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It is the Spaniard’s first Europa League match of the season, and it comes as he replaces Sergio Romero who has not put a foot wrong in Europe at least this term.
Former United stars, Paul Ince, Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves have had their say on BT Sport:
Scholes: ‘He [David de Gea] has to play. I know Romero usually plays, but you get away with it when you are playing Copenhagen, but when you face the top sides you have to play your best goalkeeper. Ole thinks De Gea is his best keeper and you cannot afford to take chances in these games. These are a good side.’
Ince: ‘De Gea has made so many mistakes you have to feel sorry for Romero. But you have got to go with De Gea due to his experience but the spotlight will be on him.’
Hargreaves: ‘Romero is the best No 2 goalkeeper in the world, but sticking with De Geais a statement of intent. It is never wrong to play one of the best goalkeepers in the world in any game.’
These sides only have one previous European tie between them, but it was in recent memory and it didn’t end well for the Red Devils.
After drawing 0-0 away, United went down 2-1 at home in the return leg, and you could argue it was the beginning of the end for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
This is Manchester United’s third semi-final this season but they have lost the previous two, the two-legged affair against Manchester City back in January in the Carabao Cup, as well as the Wembley meeting with Chelsea in the FA Cup.
They won’t have it easy against Sevilla though, the Spanish side have won their previous five in this competition – going on to win it outright each time.
One comes in goal with David de Gea taking the gloves off Sergio Romero following the quarter-final success against Copenhagen while Victor Lindelof replaces Eric Bailly in defence.
Sevilla name the same starting XI that saw off Wolverhampton Wanderers in the previous round, and that includes former Manchester City midfielder Jesus Navas.
Bono, Jesus Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Reguilon, Fernando, Jordan, Banega, Ocampos, Suso, En-Nesyri.
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial.
It’s almost like a home from home for Manchester United. Overcast skies, rain in the air. It’s like they never left Old Trafford.
Just as well really, becuase having also held their quarter-final win, the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne will also host Friday’s final.
Need a reminder of how United reached this point? We can’t blame you, it certainly wasn’t memorable how they squeezed past Copenhagen in the quarter-finals thanks to a Bruno Fernandes penalty in extra-time.
Relax, United fans. Ole isn’t sending out the kids (at least I don’t think he isn’t). But they will be wearing their new black away kit released this week.
Some have compared it to the look of a classic Joy Division album, and for a few members of the United team it might bring the ‘Unknown Pleasures’ of reaching a major European final…
…fine, I’ll get my coat.
Gets quite easy at this stage to plot routes to the final doesn’t it? Remember, these are all one-off ties now so the winner will play either Inter Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk in the final on Friday.
But following on from Man City’s shock Champions League exit, the focus is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men as they aim to reach the Europa League final.
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