Pogba misses training ahead of Sevilla tie

"So imagine if we were knocked out - it would be considered a disaster, but for me it would be a disappointment". Furthermore, he has continued to adapt all the while. His efforts for the side and long service also earned him the role of club captain following Wayne Rooney's transfer to Everton in the summer. The fiercest rival was coming to town, wanting to finally beat United, for the first time after exactly two years.

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United will on Tuesday host Sevilla in the second leg of their round of 16 tie after holding the Spanish side to a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture three weeks ago. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the central midfielder who is in the midst of a breakthrough campaign with Lazio, is reportedly the man to replace United's outgoing veterans in the middle of the park.

Carrick was on the move again two seasons later when Manchester United forked out £14 million to acquire his signature - and it proved money well spent as he contributed to their dominance at the start of the millennium.

Jose Mourinho has already said that there's a chance to win the Champions League if his team reaches the last eight and will be looking to come through for the Red Devil faithful. "Sometimes you are in the team, sometimes you are not".

Lackluster in the first half, Liverpool improved and reduced the deficit through an own-goal by Eric Bailly but couldn't manage an equalizer, slipping five points behind United in the race for second place behind Manchester City. They first managed to beat the champions of England after trailing by a goal. "Our big week started against Liverpool", he said.

Early lapses at the back cost Liverpool at least a point in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Manchester United - a place where they dominated possession but for once rarely did anything with it. One or two dangerous corners aside, he had little influence on the game. Hopefully I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News. Always dangerous on the edge or even inside of United's area.

"The most important thing is sticking together as a squad".

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Carrick made just one Premier League appearance this season and saw Nemanja Matic partner Ander Herrera and lately Scott Mctominay as his replacements in the United midfield.

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