Europa League-semi-final: Manchester United and the struggle against the Trauma

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no attempt to hide the demands of his employer. To come "to the semi-finals is a good performance, tidy, but for Manchester United no

Europa League-semi-final: Manchester United and the struggle against the Trauma

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no attempt to hide the demands of his employer. To come "to the semi-finals is a good performance, tidy, but for Manchester United not good enough," said the coach of the Red Devils in front of the Europa League tie with Sevilla FC to the final ticket. As a player Solskjaer with United's Championships in the series, was won as the winning-goal scorer in the legendary final of Barcelona, a significant share of the Champions League Triumph in 1999 against FC Bayern. As a Coach, the 47 is supposed to lead-Year-old the English record champion back to its former glory – with the Europa League as an intermediate station.

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For the Red devils is the game of this Sunday in Cologne, Germany (21.00 in F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the Europa League, with Nitro and DAZN) the third semi-final of the season. In the FA Cup United lost to Chelsea in the League Cup was against local rival City Terminus. A small Trauma. "The team has developed and is always hungry," said Solskjaer, who sees in the negative experiences also have a Chance: "Let us ensure that the pain we felt when you left the other two cups, makes all the difference, so that we want it more than you."

Three years after first winning the competition is the title of the 21. August, in Cologne, Germany, and the United are the clear target. And you only have to look at the names in the squad, is the Solskjaer Team also favorite. Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial in midfield, and the storm has Manchester about any amount of Power. The Sevilla FC, however, has proved in the Europa League and in the predecessor competition, the Uefa Cup, with the best mark of five titles, and that he can prevail even against supposedly better staffed competitors.

the trump card of the Andalusians, the strong Defensive's. Five games in the series, the team of the former Spanish national team coach is Lopetegui Julen now without conceding a goal. In addition, the Fourth the past season, plays in the Primera División extremely patient, clever and is a true master of it to decide on a brief and hectic games. "We know how hard it is, but we know in every Phase of the game is exactly what we need to do," said captain Jesús Navas, the United from Derby knows in his time at Manchester City.

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 12:19

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