Jose Mourinho confirms huge injury boost for Sevilla game: report

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Anthony Martial is available for selection after missing the past two matches with a minor thigh injury.

Martial played off the bench during the goalless Champions League round of 16 draw at Sevilla last month, but he thereafter followed to miss the Premier League games against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

However, speaking in his Monday press conference, Mourinho confirmed that Martial had fully recovered from his issue, and could make his comeback against Sevilla in the second-leg on Tuesday night.

Mourinho had opted to utilise the services of Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez out wide in a 4-3-3 formation in Andalusia, and this restricted United to very few chances in the opposite end.

However, with the home advantage, the team ought to play with better attacking ambition, and it may not be a surprise, if one of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial start, though the former should be favourite after his match-winning brace versus Liverpool.

Mourinho opted for the traditional 4-2-3-1 setup versus Liverpool after an injury setback to Paul Pogba, and it will be interesting to see whether the Portuguese will revert to three in midfield, considering Marouane Fellaini is back in the squad, whilst Pogba remains a 50-50 for the game.

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