Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Manchester United Captain Michael Carrick Set to Retire This Summer

Manchester United Captain Michael Carrick Set to Retire This Summer

He was purposeful at Sevilla and injected the much-needed urgency in the United attack at Crystal Palace last week. City have won here with two set-pieces.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford has made a bid for a starting position after scoring twice against Liverpool.

"I think this Pogba thing is just sort of rumbling on now", he said.

Romelu Lukaku, the big money summer signing, has been decent, but certainly not excellent this season. This is the beginning of the era where all four of the Premier League's places in the Champions League go directly into the group stage.

However, Sevilla's recent form against their closest rivals in La Liga is a concern, and they have it all to do the get the better of a Red Devils side at Old Trafford.

Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind also missed training, but Eric Bailly did take part despite an injury scare at the weekend.

Indeed, had it not been for an impact injury suffered by Paul Pogba in what Mourinho described as "the final minute" of training on Friday, there is every chance Rashford would have been sidelined once more.

Vincenzo Montella's side aren't having a bad season but they aren't having a particularly good one either. At times, it seemed like he was the only one who noticed UEFA now puts the Europa League victor into next season's Champions League. With only ten matches remaining in the league season, their odds don't look good. This is what Sevilla have to face and this is a Sevilla side with doubts. "If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game".

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"In these types of games, when the pressure is on you, you just be yourself and I think that's what seems to happen in these games and the team seems to react well, when maybe we don't react as well in other games".

Last month, the Reds barely survived their trip to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, coming home with a 0-0 draw thanks to David De Gea's heroics in goal. Add to that the fact that Manchester United are also very impressive at home and this could be a tough game for the visitors.

Sevilla will be without the services of Sebastien Corchia and Jesus Navas, who are both still injured.

Lionel Carole likewise has a calf injury, but Juan Soriano could feature after overcoming a shoulder problem. As it was, two goals from Manchester-born United fan to defeat Liverpool will more than do for now.

Carrick has been limited to just three starts this season after undergoing a heart procedure in September, and will call it a career after 12 years with the club.

Before the two goals, after the two goals, I thought we were dominant.

Son was entrusted to move into the centre-forward role once Kane departed and showed he can deputise for Spurs' talisman with his sixth and seventh goals in his last four games to take his tally for the season to 18.

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