Purple Devils have a mountain to climb in Europe

At 2-0 up and cruising, Manchester United in all probability thought that they’d one leg within the Europa League semi-finals, notably on condition that they had been taking part in a Sevilla facet who had solely received three of their final 11 video games in all competitions per WhoScored and who’re sat in thirteenth place in La Liga, simply 5 factors off of the relegation locations.

That may be the one doable excuse for the best way during which they let the Andalusians get again into the sport through two regrettable personal targets within the final six minutes of play.

The Europa League is a contest that Sevilla love having received it a number of instances since 2014, and so they’ll be a tricky nut to crack now they’re again within the tie.

Extra so on condition that Marcus Rashford, who missed Thursday night time’s first leg, might not be again in time for the return, Bruno Fernandes is suspended after selecting up a yellow card, and each centre-backs, Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez went off injured.

What promised to be one other nice European night time for the Purple Devils at half-time became a nightmare. It was additionally the primary time since 2011 that they didn’t win in Europe regardless of having a two-goal lead.

Erik ten Hag will should be at his greatest to encourage his gamers subsequent week and in what’s anticipated to be a white scorching ambiance on the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

If the Purple Devils are finally knocked out of a contest they appear favourites to win, they’ll have nobody else in charge apart from themselves.