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Manchester United-Sevilla FC in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. The match is taking place at Old Trafford, kicking off at 21:00 Central European Time.
José Luis Mendilibar has named 22 players for the clash in England, with Lucas Ocampos returning to the squad after serving his league ban against Celta Vigo. Rekik, Marcao and Papu Gómez had been named in the squad for the first time in a while on Friday, and are named in this squad too. The only players missing due to injury are Joan Jordán and Tecatito.
The form of our opponent
Manchester United are currently in fourth position in the Premier League on 56 points, 17 behind Arsenal who are at the top of the table. In their last league game, they beat Everton 2-0 at home.
The Red Devils were the first English club to participate in a European competition, the UEFA Champions League, then known as the European Cup in the 1956/57 season. They reached the semi-finals, where they were beaten by Real Madrid, after overcoming Anderlecht, Borussia Dortmund and Athletic Club respectively.
The match will be refereed by the German Felix Zwayer, who is 41 years old. He has only overseen one other Sevilla match, which was our comfortable home victory over Dynamo Zagreb (4-0) in the group stage of the Champions League in 2016/17. That same season he led the match day officials in United's draw with FC Rostov in Russia in the round of 16 of the UEL. A season later, he oversaw another United performance in the Champions League, this time their victory in the group stage in Lisbon against Benfica (0-1).