Sevilla will take on Manchester United at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjua on Wednesday, and coach Vincenzo Montella joked he might have to use a novel approach to dealing with the threat of Alexis Sanchez.
The Italian gaffer who knows the Manchester United’s number seven from his days in Serie A, admits that the Chilean has developed into an even better player.
“Manchester have fantastic players and Sanchez has improved hugely over the course of his career,” said Italian Montella.
“How do we stop him? I don’t know. We’ll have to tie him up!”
Despite the speculations in the media as regards a perceived stained relationship between Pogba and Mourinho, Montella is adamant the French midfielder is still the same player who starred in Turin for Juventus.
“He is a complete player, strong, technical and scores goals. He is fantastic,” Montella told reporters at Sevilla’s stadium on Tuesday.
“He was the most expensive player in history before Neymar. I hope he doesn’t play!”
Montella is equalling relishing the meeting with vastly experienced Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese is a serial winner of Champions League with both FC Porto and Inter Milan.
“He was a pioneer. I have read books about his style of coaching,” said Montella of Mourinho.
“I don’t know how many Champions League matches he has managed. But against his experience, we will need to not think about that and be brave.”