The vice president of Sevilla FC, José María del Nido, confessed that “nobody wanted to face Manchester United”, a “very powerful rival” and their rival in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, a competition they have won six times and with the that they maintain “a love relationship that no one else has”.

“Nobody wanted to face Manchester United, they are a very powerful rival. But in this competition we are very excited and ambitious, we have a lot of confidence in the team”, analyzed the member of the Seville club’s board of directors after the competition draw, in statements to Movistar.

Del Nido insisted that “Manchester United is the favourite” because it “triples their budget and is the third in the Premier.” “But we have a love relationship with the Europa League that no one else has,” he highlighted about a club that out of the 31 UEFA qualifiers has advanced in 29 of them.

“We didn’t want United, but to win a competition you have to face the best. We’ve eliminated United twice and we have to be proud to be in the quarterfinals. The opponent is difficult, the tie is going to be difficult, we trust him coaching staff and players, the support of the fans will be important”, he added.

Finally, he celebrated that Karim Rekik, Marcao and Papu Gómez will be “available” after the international break. “Recovering troops is important by playing two games a week,” he concluded.

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