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Mourinho pictured during the match against Huddersfield.

Early United team news for Sevilla test

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he is dealing with a number of injury issues ahead of the Champions League tie at Sevilla.

The manager made changes to his squad for the Emirates FA Cup win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday but says it was not down to resting players.

“I didn’t rest anyone other than [David] De Gea,” he stressed. “Can we recover some of them for Wednesday? I think [Marcus] Rashford, [Ander] Herrera, [Antonio] Valencia have a chance.

"Paul Pogba? I don’t know. [Marcos] Rojo, [Phil] Jones, [Marouane] Fellaini, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic], I don’t think they have any chance.

Phil Jones has picked up an injury that is likely to rule him out of Wednesday's game

The news that Rojo and Jones are injured means Eric Bailly's return to fitness – he came on as a substitute in the dying embers of the clash at the John Smith's Stadium at the weekend – has been a timely one.

Rashford and Herrera have missed the last couple of games but Valencia featured in the last Premier League outing, at Newcastle United.

Jose is likely to provide further team news in Seville on Tuesday when previewing the round-of-16 tie.

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Michael Carrick started the win at Huddersfield and is set to be an option again for the manager in midfield, with his experience of the European stage a real bonus. For Sevilla, Colombian Luis Muriel is hopeful of being fit, despite picking up a knock, and defender Simon Kjaer is back from injury. Vincezo Montella's side won their third game in succession at the weekend, seeing off Las Palmas 2-1.
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“It’s what we should expect of ourselves – to be at this stage of the Champions League. That’s not being blasé, it’s just that should be our standard."