Man United vs Sevilla: Three Things to Look Forward to as the tie Lies in Balance

Manchester United are back in action tonight, fresh from their recent win over Liverpool, and they are up against Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie. The Red Devils escaped with a draw the first time the two sides met and will be looking for a much improved performance tonight.

Meanwhile, Sevilla, who were unlucky not to have won the first leg, will be hoping to knock out the Premier League side. Here, we take a look at three things to look forward to in this tie at Old Trafford.

3. Lack of away goal could hurt United

Having drawn 0-0 in Spain three weeks ago, Manchester United's lack of an away goal could come back to haunt them tonight. A score draw would be enough tor Sevilla to knock them out of the Champions League.

This will be weighing on the mind of Jose Mourinho who will be hoping that his defenders can prevent the away side from finding the back of the net.

2. Can Montella's men get past de Gea?

The only reason Sevilla were unable to breach Manchester United in the first leg was due to the presence of David de Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper, considered by many as the best in the world, put in one of his best displays that night, helping his side to a clean-sheet.

The pick of the saves was a stunning one from Luis Muriel and if de Gea is on similar form tonight, it is unlikely that Sevilla could get past him.

1. Can United be Champions League contenders?

Over the years, United have enjoyed some fine victories at home in the Champions League and tonight could be another such occasion. The Premier League title is lost but the Red Devils are still among the contenders for the Champions League.

Victory tonight could set Mourinho and his men on their way in a competition that the Portuguese manager has already won two times in the past.