Sevilla, Brighton more important than Liverpool – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has told his players that their 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday, was just the prelude to “live or die” games against Sevilla and Brighton.

Sevilla visit Old Trafford in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the round-of-16 tie finely poised after a 0-0 draw in the first leg last month.

United then host Brighton in the FA Cup quarterfinals four days later.

“Seville and Brighton are more important games than Liverpool.

“Liverpool is Liverpool, it is a big match, it is a match against a direct competitor for the top, but nothing is decided yet.

“We have eight more games and 24 points to play for. But Seville and Brighton are live or die games, so the next two are much more important,” Mourinho said.

Mourinho will be without Paul Pogba, who sat out the Liverpool game with injury. But Anthony Martial is expected to be fit.

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