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21st Feb 2018

Ray Wilkins makes an incredibly bold claim about Sevilla ahead of Man United clash

It's safe to say plenty of football fans disagree with him on this one...

Simon Lloyd

Fear not, Manchester United fans. You may as well sit back, relax and dream of the Champions League quarter finals already.

Why? Well, according to Ray Wilkins, your team are pretty much stitched on to see off Sevilla in the last 16 stage.

Looking ahead to the first leg of United’s last 16 meeting with the La Liga side on Wednesday evening, Wilkins explained on talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Breakfast show that Jose Mourinho and his team have very little to fear.

Having conceded that the fixture is “tricky”, he then said:

“I don’t think it’s anything that should really stand in the way, is it? You know, where would Sevilla be in the Premier League? Bottom six? Probably.”

Yep, that’s right. Sevilla, who currently sit fifth in the La Liga table, would be in a battle to avoid relegation if they were in England’s top flight.

Hearing his comment, plenty of football fans have been quick to question how Wilkins formed such an opinion of the the team.

Paul Pogba has returned to the United squad for the game having missed the weekend FA Cup win at Huddersfield due to illness. Alexis Sanchez is expected to make his Champions League bow for the club having signed for them from Arsenal in January.