Predicted Man Utd XI to face Sevilla: Solskjaer to make two changes for semi-final

Manchester United face Sevilla in the Europa League semi-final on Sunday in Cologne knowing they are just two victories away from their first piece of silverware under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

United must put in a more convincing display than they did in the quarter-final against FC Copenhagen, with Solskjaer’s men failing to score a goal in normal time against the second best Danish team.

Sevilla have gone on to win the Europa League every time they have reached the quarter-final stage, and knocked United out of the Champions League two seasons ago, a result that ended faith in boss Jose Mourinho by a large section of the fanbase.

We expect Solskjaer to make two changes to the side that overcame Copenhagen for what will be a tough test against the tournament specialists.

Nemanja Matic should return to the side ahead of Fred; the Serbian will have a key role in nullifying the threat of dangerous playmaker Ever Benga, who is integral to the Sevilla style of play.

Eric Bailly performed well against Copenhagen but preferred option Victor Lindelof should return if fit alongside captain Harry Maguire as he is less erratic than the Ivorian.

Otherwise, continuity is important and Solskjaer is likely to start the same attacking quartet that have been so potent since the restart.

Bruno Fernandes scored the crucial penalty in the quarter-final and is likely to be the key man for the Reds hopes of reaching the final.

Meanwhile, Anthony Martial was electric in the second-half and the extra-time period on Monday and will be desperate to add to his impressive goal tally for the season.

4-2-3-1: Romero, Williams, Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial

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