Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Sevilla
Michael Owen looks ahead to Manchester United's clash with Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League
Michael Owen is fully expecting to see Manchester United reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Sevilla.
The Red Devils booked their place in the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition by beating CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford earlier this month to wrap up their progress as group winners.
Manchester United were drawn against Spanish side Sevilla in the first knockout round of Europe’s elite club competition, and Jose Mourinho’s men will take on the La Liga team in February.
Former Red Devils star Owen feels that it is a positive draw for Manchester United, and he’s fully expecting to see them go through to the quarter-finals.
Speaking to BT Sport after the draw was made, Owen said: “Tactically, Mourinho is one who knows how to get through.
“I think this is a really good draw for them. I’m convinced that Sevilla are half the team they were a couple of seasons ago. Liverpool dominated both ties and somehow didn’t win.
“I think it’s a great draw for Manchester United. I don’t even think Jose Mourinho will have to be at the top of his game for United to go through.”
Manchester United are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday night as they look to get back to winning ways following the disappointment of their 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
That result left Mourinho’s men second in the table and 11 points behind their bitter local rivals in the race for the Premier League title.
Manchester United have not won the top flight crown since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge in 2013.
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