Sevilla chief Monchi has expressed his concern at being drawn against Manchester United in the Europa League.

Sevilla are the only remaining Spanish side left in the competition at the quarter-final stage, with Manchester United the sole English representatives.

Monchi told AS that he is worried about the strength of the Manchester United team.

He said: “United have eliminated the leaders of La Liga. Weak spots are not easy to find. I highlight their quality and physical power, with very fast players and tremendous quality.”

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Manchester United v Sevilla

Manchester United have unfinished business with Sevilla. The Spanish side knocked United out in the Europa League semi-finals in 2020.

This was a one-off match held in Germany with Manchester United losing 2-1 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United were also beaten 2-1 by Sevilla in the Champions League last 16 under Jose Mourinho in 2018, losing the second leg at Old Trafford.

The first leg will be held at Old Trafford this time around, with United aiming for a repeat of the Real Betis first leg where the tie was put to bed.

Manchester United should not fear Sevilla, with the team enduring a very difficult domestic season, and they are on the verge of a managerial change.

Sevilla rank down in 14th in the La Liga, with only seven wins in the league so far, plus four in the Copa del Rey against lower league opposition, before being eliminated.

Manchester United have four wins over Spanish teams this season, beating Real Sociedad once, Barcelona once and Real Betis twice.

At the weekend Sevilla lost 2-0 to Getafe, and they have now lost three of their last four games.

United will respect Sevilla, but there is nothing to fear about them.

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