Antony in action against Sevilla at Old Trafford.

How to watch and follow Sevilla v United

Tuesday 18 April 2023 07:00

All eyes will be on the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday evening, as Manchester United take on Sevilla in the second leg of our Europa League quarter-final tie.

The Reds seemingly had one foot in the final four after zooming into a 2-0 lead at Old Trafford last week, with Marcel Sabitzer scoring both goals inside the opening 25 minutes.

United had opportunities to add to our tally during the second half, but then came the Sevilla sucker-punch, as two own goals in the final embers of the game levelled proceedings and left the tie balanced on a knife-edge.

Here's what you need to know before Thursday, as we get set for another hotly anticipated continental clash against the six-time Europa League winners...

90 in 20: United v Sevilla Video

90 in 20: United v Sevilla

90 in 20 | The extended highlights of our Europa League quarter-final first leg are now available to watch...


The game is set to start at 20:00 BST on Thursday 20 April and will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK, while you will also be able to keep up with the action as it unfolds in the United App and on MUTV will also be showing our Match Day Live show from 18:55 BST, where we will bring you exclusive pre-match opinion and post-match reaction. Live radio commentary will be available throughout the 90 minutes.


Short highlights of the game will be available from midnight, with the 90 in 20 and Full 90 versions being published across our platforms 24 hours later.


Tyrell Malacia and Sabitzer were additions to United’s lengthening injury list at the weekend, with the former not involved in the squad at all for the 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest. Sabitzer was named in the starting XI but had to be replaced by Christian Eriksen prior to kick-off due to a groin issue that Erik ten Hag and his staff did not want to take a risk on.

Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are definitely out of this match, with both United centre-backs departing the first leg with injuries, while the yellow card Bruno Fernandes picked up at Old Trafford was his third of the competition so far, meaning he serves a one-match ban in Spain.

Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw have all missed games through injury in recent weeks, while Alejandro Garnacho and Donny van de Beek are longer-term concerns.

Ten Hag is due to address reporters at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday evening, while our travelling squad – published earlier that day – could provide some clues as to which, if any, recent absentees might return in Andalusia.

For the hosts, Jose Luis Mendilibar made eight changes to his side for Sunday’s 2-0 win over Valencia, although two of these were enforced as Marcos Acuna and Pape Gueye were serving suspensions - Gueye is ineligible for this competition anyway, as is Tecatito Corona.

Gonzalo Montiel will be suspended for this game, but midfielder Joan Jordan returned to the side on Sunday after missing the first leg. United loanee Alex Telles did not feature in the Valencia game due to suspension but could be involved on Thursday.

Erik explains Sabitzer's withdrawal from line-up


Marcel had to withdraw from our starting XI at the City Ground.


United's 2-0 victory over Forest - courtesy of goals from Antony and Diogo Dalot - extended our winning run in the Premier League to three games, and we haven't conceded a goal in that time.

Sevilla, meanwhile, are also enjoying something of a relative purple patch since Mendilibar assumed stewardship in March.

Victory in Valencia made it four games unbeaten under the 62-year-old, and the Rojiblancos are now a comfortable eight points clear of the drop zone in Spain, with five teams between them and Sunday's vanquished opponents. 

Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes: Unbeaten trio


As our list of games shows, United have never lost when our nos 8, 14 and 18 have started together.


United are unbeaten in our last eight European away games (W5, D3). That’s our best run in continental competition since 2010, when a sequence of 16 matches on the road without a loss was ended by Bayern Munich.

We’ve won four and drawn two of our last six visits to Spain to take on La Liga opposition – the best unbeaten run against teams from that country in our history.

Including qualifiers, Sevilla have played 73 UEFA Cup/Europa League home games in their history, losing on just five occasions and only three times to non-Spanish opposition.

David De Gea has played more minutes (990) than anyone else in this season’s competition, ahead of former Red and Roma defender Chris Smalling (945).

How did the other Europa League games finish?


With all of the quarter-final first legs now complete, check out our handy round-up.


Each of the Europa League quarter-final ties are narrowly poised, with Feyenoord and Juventus holding slight advantages ahead of this Thursday's return fixtures...

Roma (0) v Feyenoord (1)
Sevilla (2) v UNITED (2)
Sporting (0) v Juventus (1)
Union Saint-Gilloise (1) v Bayer Leverkusen (1)

All four games kick off at 20:00 BST.