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Early team news for United v Sevilla

Tuesday 11 April 2023 11:30

Manchester United are back in European action this Thursday, as we host Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final first leg (kick-off 20:00 BST).

Remarkably, it's our sixth straight fixture against Spanish opposition in this season's competition - we've already beaten Real Sociedad (in the final game of the group stages) followed by both Barcelona and Real Betis over two legs. All three of those sides are above Sevilla in La Liga at present.

Erik ten Hag and his men will be hoping for a repeat of the first leg against Sevilla's city rivals Betis, who were vanquished 4-1 at Old Trafford a month ago.

Marcus Rashford scored the opener that night but he is a doubt for this game, after being substituted with a groin problem during Saturday's 2-0 victory over Everton.

“Now we have to wait for Rashford. We have [to see] what it is and how bad it is,” Ten Hag said on Saturday. “We wait for 24, 36 hours, and then we know more.”

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Everything you need to know ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw was not available for the win over the Toffees, with his progress being monitored following the injury he picked up during the game against Brentford.

Christian Eriksen returned from his two-month absence at the weekend, while Anthony Martial scored his first Reds goal since early February after recently overcoming his own fitness issues.

Casemiro can play for the first time since the second leg against Betis, but the Brazilian will have to tread carefully as he is one yellow card away from suspension, as is Bruno Fernandes. Bookings are wiped after the quarter-final second leg.

Alejandro Garnacho, Tom Heaton and Donny van de Beek are all sidelined through injury.


Our visitors from Andalusia, who recently replaced manager Jorge Sampaoli with Jose Luis Mendilibar, are masters of the Europa League after lifting the trophy a record six times since 2006.

On-loan United full-back Alex Telles is eligible to face his parent club, but midfielder Pape Gueye and forward Tecatito Corona are not registered for this competition.

Although Gueye and Marcos Acuna were both sent off in Friday’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo, bringing Sevilla’s red-card tally for the season up to 11, there are no immediate suspension worries for this game.

However, Joan Jordan, Rafa Mir and Gonzalo Montiel will all miss the second leg in Spain should they pick up a booking at Old Trafford.