Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United are far from the strongest side left in this season’s Champions League – but insists: “Anything is possible.”
United host Sevilla in their last-16 second leg on Tuesday, having drawn 0-0 in the first leg in Spain last month.
Mourinho won’t allow himself to think of the quarter-finals just yet, however.
“Do I have the ideal team for Champions League success? Not yet, but when a team reaches the last eight anything is possible,” Mourinho said.
“Now I have only one name in my mind: it is Sevilla. I know that it is very difficult to go through.
“If we go through to the quarter-final draw, it doesn’t matter the opponent – for us or for Sevilla – will always be one of the big names in European football, but we will try.”
Mourinho has not ruled out Paul Pogba returning to the Manchester United line-up against the La Liga outfit, after he made a training return on Monday.
The French midfielder sustained an injury in Friday’s training session and was ruled out of the weekend victory at home to Liverpool, and now faces a race against time to be fit for the Spanish side.
“Pogba did train after you left,” Mourinho told reporters at his pre-match press conference.
“Can he play against Sevilla? I don’t know, we don’t know yet, but he trained a little bit after you left.”