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Manchester United have played an unholy number of games this season due to their deep cup runs. Having already won the Carabao Cup, they have got 11 Premier League games still to play, at least one more FA Cup match, and now two fixtures against Sevilla.
Erik ten Hag has been trying to balance his squad through the games as best he can. With a tricky set of domestic fixtures up next, United will need to find a way to take as many points as possible while also getting through their quarter-final tie.
Here’s how Man Utd’s fixtures shape up over the next month or so ahead of the tie against Sevilla, a side that has knocked them out of European competition twice before.
United have a tough run of Premier League games coming up but first need to try to beat a talented Fulham side in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.
The game at Newcastle will be a big one when it comes to the battle for the top four and a home game against Brentford will also be very tough, especially with the memory of the 4-0 defeat lingering for United players.
It seems a home game against Sean Dyche’s Everton will be the last domestic exploit before welcoming Sevilla to Old Trafford for the first leg. United then go away to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League before travelling back to Seville for the second time this season to play the second leg.
Ten Hag may want the tie wrapped up by then given the next game will be against Chelsea.
Man Utd’s fixture list with Sevilla UEL quarter finals
The two sides have only met in three competitive games, but the record does not bode very well for the Premier League side.
A 0-0 draw and a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford in the Champions League quarter-final in 2018 sent United and Jose Mourinho out. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then fell foul of Sevilla in the Europa League in a semi-final in 2020, losing 2-1.