Jesus Navas sends warning to Man United ahead of Sevilla trip

Jesus Navas admits that he would love to help Sevilla beat Man United in the Champions League on Wednesday

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jesus Navas has admitted that he would love to help Sevilla knock Manchester United out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The La Liga side are preparing to host the Red Devils in the first leg of their last 16 clash in Spain as they bid to take a step closer towards the semi-finals.

Manchester United will head to Spain aiming to score an away goal and take an advantage back to Old Trafford for the return leg next month.

Navas spent four years at Manchester City and won the Premier League title with the Citizens as well as two League Cup crowns.

And the 32-year-old winger has admitted that he would take great pleasure in helping his current side to knock Manchester United out of the Champions League this season.

Navas is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror: “For us, it’s all about getting through to the next round,” said Navas ahead of the Reds’ visit on ­Wednesday for the first leg of their last-16 clash.

“But I know it would be nice for some of the friends I’ve got back in Manchester if we did manage to pull it off and knock out United.

“If people underestimate us, they should look at what we’re doing at the moment, our ­performances, the fact we’ve got to a final already and we’re still in all of the competitions.

“We’re a great side and we can achieve things.

“United were always our great rivals when I was at City, and we played some really important games against them.”

Manchester United, who finished sixth last term, warmed up for the game with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday night.

Jose Mourinho’s men have, however, been struggling to find consistent form in the Premier League in recent weeks, and the Red Devils have lost two of their last three outings in the top flight.

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