"Sevilla and Brighton are more important games than Liverpool", said Mourinho, via the Mirror. Tomorrow, it will be the same, a Manchester United with very offensive players. "It can be a historic match for the club if we get into the quarter-finals".
With Pogba missing, Mourinho could well go for the same starting line-up as we saw against Liverpool.
On Manchester United's end, Jose Mourinho announced that the squad is not going to have too many changes in comparison to the side that defeated Crystal Palace and Liverpool this past week. latan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera remain out, as well as the trio of defenders of Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo. The Chilean cut a forlorn figure in Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and was subbed off for Marcus Rashford in the 75th minute. The result now means that Mourinho's side have beaten everyone inside the top six this season apart from rivals Manchester City, in what has been a good run for the Old Trafford outfit. He missed United's open training session today and, though he did apparently train later on, Mourinho doesn't know whether he'll make it back in time. It was the kind of game that United would have dropped points in earlier in the season. Keep your best stuff for the @FIFAWorldCup this time.
The Times claim there is no suggestion the 21-year-old crocked Pogba on objective in Friday's training session ahead of United's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.
Manchester United thrive in the absence of Paul Pogba against Liverpool. The start of the month saw the Reds come from behind to defeat defending Premier League champions Chelsea at home in a 2-1 win. But a second-half comeback was typical more of the teams of old.
The first leg in Seville finished 0-0, thanks largely to a superb first-half save from United's David de Gea.
Vincenzo Montella acknowledged Manchester United have the players to worry him and he expects his Sevilla side to face a "very offensive" opponent at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Sanchez has scored once in nine appearances since arriving from Arsenal in the January transfer window and he will be back in the spotlight on Tuesday night when United take on Sevilla for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals. They rarely allowed United any meaningful time on the ball during the first leg and created a number of chances.