UEFA Champions League: Montella Plot Sanchez’s Fall

Ahead of today’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie between Sevilla and Manchester United at the Pizjuan Stadium in Seville, Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella joked he might have to use a novel approach to dealing with the threat of Alexis Sanchez when his team come up against Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday, AFP reports.

“Manchester have fantastic players and Sanchez has improved hugely over the course of his career,” said Italian Montella, who knows the Chilean from the time he spent in Serie A with Udinese.

“How do we stop him? I don’t know. We’ll have to tie him up!”

Another player Montella knows from Serie A is Paul Pogba, although it is not certain the former Juventus midfielder will even start in the last 16, first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan amid reports of an uneasy relationship with his manager Jose Mourinho.

“He is a complete player, strong, technical and scores goals. He is fantastic,” Montella told reporters at Sevilla’s stadium on Tuesday.

Montella had previously coached AC Milan and AS Roma in the Italian league. This will be his first job outside Italy after ending his football career at the Italian Serie A years back.

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