Michael Owen explains why he’s confident regarding Man United’s Champions League chances

Former Manchester United attacker Michael Owen is confident that the Red Devils will be able to see off Sevilla in the Round of 16 of the Champions League quite comfortably.

The draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 was made on Monday evening and Manchester United were pitted against Spanish outfit Sevilla.

Sevilla have been doing well in La Liga this season but they have stuttered quite a bit in the Champions League fixtures and ex-Manchester United star Michael Owen strongly believes that his former side should have no problems whatsoever in seeing off the Andalusians over two legs.

Owen told BT Sport, “Tactically, he’s (Mourinho) one to know how to get through. I think this is a really good draw for them. I’m convinced that Sevilla are half of the team that they were a couple of seasons ago. Liverpool dominated them in both ties [in the group stages].

“I don’t think Jose Mourinho will have to be at the top of his game for United to go through. He may have to plot his way through for the quarter-finals and semi-finals but this is a good tie.”

United boss Jose Mourinho is certainly an expert at getting the desired results over two legs but that being said, the Red Devils cannot afford to allow any complacency to creep into their game against a potentially dangerous Sevilla side.

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