Montella jokes that Sevilla might have to 'kill' Alexis Sanchez

Jose Mourinho hopeful over fitness of crucial duo

Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella has joked his team may have to "tie up" Alexis Sanchez to stop the Manchester United forward in Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg.

He previously oversaw Roma's defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the second leg of the last 16 in 2011, while Jose Mourinho has vast experience of the Champions League, a competition he has won with both FC Porto and Inter Milan.

The match will likely see Sanchez make his first appearance in the competition for United following his January move from Arsenal, and he appears to have settled in quickly.

Sanchez has only scored once in five games since moving from Arsenal last month but has added a layer of attacking quality to Jose Mourinho's side, which he showed with a pin-point pass for Romelu Lukaku's second goal in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup fifth round.

As such, Montella suggests Sevilla might have to cross the line in order to stop him at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

'It is true that we have a new player, Alexis Sanchez, and we could have waited for the transfer market in the summer but we chose to go now in the transfer market, ' Mourinho said.

"I remember Sanchez really well from his time in Italy".

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"I have read many books and I think Mourinho is quite a good rival".

"I don't know how many Champions League matches he has managed".

"He is already proving how good he is for us, but we also have 10 other very good players, and we are working well together". He's undoubtedly a coach you have to study.

By contrast, it will be the 134th game in the competition for United boss Jose Mourinho, a two-time victor.

"I'm really happy with the performance of my team". "On Monday he did not finish training as a precaution, but today [Tuesday] he has completed it".

"Correa is fine", Montella confirmed.

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