Ashley Young states his prediction for Sevilla v Man United
The Manchester United defender urges his Red Devils to focus on their Champions League tie and not the visit of Chelsea FC this weekend
Ashley Young has urged his Manchester United team-mate to focus on Wednesday night’s clash at Sevilla despite the visit of Chelsea FC in the Premier League next weekend.
The Red Devils made a return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon thanks to Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup fifth round.
The 20-time English champions are in second place in the Premier League table but a mere three points ahead of Chelsea FC in the top-four race.
The title holders could move level on points with Manchester United if the Blues manage to cause an upset at Old Trafford in the Premier League next weekend.
Manchester United are looking to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2014.
The Red Devils will make a trip to Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 clash on Wednesday night before the return fixture at Old Trafford on Tuesday 13 March.
Young urged Manchester United not to get distracted by their crunch Premier League clash against Chelsea FC given the challenge of taking on Sevilla.
“It’s a massive week,” Young told Manchester United’s website. “We had to get ourselves back to winning ways [at Huddersfield Town] after last weekend [at Newcastle United]. We’ve got a tough game against Sevilla away and we’ve got to concentrate on that.
“We can’t look too far ahead. Obviously, we know we have got Chelsea coming up and Sevilla is the next game and that’s where our thoughts are.
“Can we win the Champions League? Of course. You don’t enter a competition not to win it. That’s what we will be looking to do and take each game as it comes. The next one is against Sevilla. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”
Liverpool FC failed to beat Sevilla over two games in the Champions League group stage.
The Red Devils won the Europa League last term following a 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm back in May 2017.