United, sitting a distant second to Man City in the Premier League table, travel to Spain off a 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday in the FA Cup, the Red Devils' 22nd clean sheet of the season overall.
Sevilla won the Europa League three years running between 2014 and 2016, but they have frequently struggled with the step up - a defeat to Leicester City last season was the third time they had lost at this stage of the Champions League in the last decade. We should be in this competition and fighting in the later stages most years.
"And you can see the combinations between them".
"Manchester have fantastic players and Sanchez has improved hugely over the course of his career", said Italian Montella, who knows the Chilean from the time he spent in Serie A with Udinese.
He may not have wanted there to be one, either, while how far the morning session had been staged may have been a legitimate question too.
Back in March in the BT Sport studio, former United striker Michael Owen said: "I don't know what Pogba is".
"I don't think it's fair to speak about responsibilities of one player, we don't like the fact that a player who cost X million doesn't have the same responsibility (than one) that has cost three times X".
"So wherever he wants to play him, he should be able to say "yeah, I can play there". I don't like that kind of approach", Mourinho told a news conference on Tuesday. "I don't look to the age, to the salary, to the transfer fee".
"Alexis could have come in the summer, to us or another club, but one of the reasons he came now was the attraction of playing the Champions League", Mourinho said.
Meanwhile, Vincenzo Montella could hardly contain himself at the prospect of coaching again in the Champions League. "I have read his books and what has been written about him, I've read a lot about tactical periodisation".
Montella has taken Sevilla to the Copa del Rey final since being parachuted into the hot seat and is now looking forward to pitting his wits against "pioneer" Mourinho.
PREVIOUS AGAINST UNITEDThe Reds have never played Sevilla in a competitive game before but have faced the Spanish side in a couple of friendlies at Old Trafford.
The club's French defender, Clement Lenglet admits Wednesday night will be a test of his team's abilities, as well as his own as he will be faced with Manchester United's Belgian global forward Romelu Lukaku.