Man United vs Sevilla Europa League quarter-final first leg preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups
Thursday, April 13, 2023
When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg between Manchester United and Sevilla.
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Manchester United and Sevilla meet in their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday 13 April.
Man United vs Sevilla at a glance
When: Thursday 13 April (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
What: UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage can be found here
Winners face Juventus or Sporting CP in the semi-finals, playing the away leg first
Where to watch Man United vs Sevilla on TV
Fans can find their local UEFA Europa League broadcast partner(s) here.
What do you need to know?
Last season, Atlético Madrid eliminated Man United before losing to Man City in successive rounds of the UEFA Champions League. This season, the Red Devils will be eager to improve on that as they line up against Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals, having accounted for their neighbours Real Betis in the round of 16.
Sevilla have had the edge in previous encounters: they beat United 2-1 on aggregate in the 2017/18 Champions League round of 16, and by the same scoreline in the one-legged 2019/20 Europa League semi-finals. However, with Marcus Rashford on top form, United can feel confident, while shaky Sevilla recently parted company with coach Jorge Sampaoli.
Man United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martínez, Malacia; Casemiro, Sabitzer; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho; Martial.
Misses next match if booked: Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro
Sevilla: Bounou; Montiel, Badé, Marcão, Acuña; Fernando, Gudelj; Ocampos, Rakitić, Gil; En-Nesyri
Misses next match if booked: Jordán, Rafa Mir, Montiel
Form (all competitions, most recent first): WWLWWD
Where they stand: 4th in English Premier League
Form (all competitions, most recent first): DWLLWW
Where they stand: 13th in Spanish Liga
Steve Bates, Man United reporter
Back-to-back Old Trafford Premier League wins have re-energised United after their disappointing defeat at Newcastle and they will have positive momentum against Seville. The only cloud is an injury to leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford, who has found the net six times in the Europa League this campaign. However, striker Anthony Martial, who scored on his return against Everton, is fit again, as is playmaker Christian Eriksen after a long lay-off.
Simon Hart, Sevilla reporter
The fact domestic safety is the current priority shows how Sevilla's fortunes have shifted this season. Indeed, since their narrow last-16 win over Galatasaray, the club have appointed José Luis Mendilibar as their third coach of the campaign.
This will actually be the first Europa League match in the long coaching career of the 62-year-old, who since taking charge of the six-time winners has helped ease their relegation worries in La Liga by taking four points from games against Cádiz and Celta. Can their favourite competition inspire them to a repeat of their 2020 semi-final triumph over United? The form book would suggest not, but you never know...
View from the camps
Erik ten Hag, Man United manager: "We want to play dynamic and surprise opponents. Make it difficult to read our game. We defend with 11 and attack with 11. So we work on that every day and every game. We have to improve every game."
Monchi, Sevilla sporting director: "We will go into the tie with optimism, hoping for a good result in Manchester so we can advance in front of our fans. [United] should be seen as favourites, but we have injured players to come back who will make us more competitive, and we have to be optimistic. When a team has won six Europa Leagues in the last 20 years, they have shown they can get through difficult spells and tough matches."
José Luis Mendilibar, Sevilla coach: "I never do the maths. I know we have to play Manchester United, Valencia and Manchester United again. I am not looking any further ahead than that because anything beyond that is miles away, and if we drop the ball, those games aren't even worth thinking of."
Where is the 2023 Europa League final?
Budapest's Puskás Aréna will host the final on 31 May 2023.
The winners gain a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.