Marcus Rashford not anxious about lack of game time at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford not anxious about lack of game time at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford not anxious about lack of game time at Manchester United

"I think we deserved the goal and then it was the situation with the best piece of football in the whole game, the one-two between Roberto and Sadio and a clear foul and no penalty". Rashford received a rare start from manager Mourinho as it was only the 14th Premier League start for the forward.

"Another worrying stat as far as Sevilla are concerned is that they have not picked up a single point in their six encounters with the top four sides in Spain so far this season".

His first campaign (the 2015/16 season) saw him register eight goals and two assists in 18 outings under then-boss Louis van Gaal, who handed him his debut in a Europa League Round of 32 tie against FC Midtjylland at home - a match he marked with two goals.

Moreover, the attractive style implemented by long-time adversary Pep Guardiola is far more in keeping with that United fans are used to seeing than the fare offered up by Mourinho's tactics.

United are in a good run of form this season, and they seem to be getting hotter at the flawless time.

Control - a word that might rank at the top of the list if the Portuguese is asked to pick his favourites from the English dictionary and he likes his teams to play in the same fashion whenever they get onto the field.

Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he's provided a team news and injury update ahead of the game.

Mourinho went with a 4-2-3-1 formation, which shifted to a 4-4-2 when United did not have possession. Probably more - probably a third as Juan Mata's shot would have been [an] awesome and fantastic [goal]. Nobody in Seville expected to progress when the draw was made but the current score - and the potential value that an away goal carries - is at least tantalising enough to keep them dreaming. He should be protected at the back with a similar backline of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling playing at its heart. The noise was as loud as it has been for years with rousing, primal screams of "United!" coming from the Stretford End, as well as J and K stands.

Antony Martial has suffered as well but it is their biggest young talent, Marcus Rashford, who has suffered the most. A flawless example of this is in the Liverpool game.

Sevilla, by contrast, are highly unlikely to qualify for next year's competition on the back of home defeats to Atletico Madrid (2-5) and Valencia (0-2), which leaves them trailing fourth-placed Los Che by 11 points with ten games to go. It was about time. Should Manchester United make it to the final, that's a scenario that could outdo the Premier League champions.

Bring on the Spaniards by the score, por favor.

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