Manchester United and Sevilla will face off in the Europa League semi-finals on Sunday night at the RheinEnergieSTADION in Cologne.
The Red Devils will look to clear the semi-final hurdle for the first time this season, having been knocked out of the last-four stages of the League Cup and the FA Cup by Manchester City and Chelsea respectively earlier in the season.
On the other hand, Sevilla beat Manchester United‘s Premier League rivals, Wolves in the quarter-finals and will be eager to reach the final and win the Europa League for the sixth time in their history.
So, before the weekend’s exciting quarter-final clash between Sevilla and Manchester United, let’s try and make a combined team comprising of the best players from both teams. We will be using the 4-2-3-1 formation.
Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero (Manchester United)
Sergio Romero is arguably the best back-up goalkeeper in the world. The Argentinian international, who mostly plays second-fiddle to David de Gea, has been one of the most consistent players for Manchester United whenever called upon.
Romero has played nine Europa League matches this season, keeping seven clean sheets.
Right-back: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is one of the best young right-backs in the world at present. The former Crystal Palace man has been in sensational form in all competitions throughout the season since joining Manchester United in the summer of 2019.
The England international has played four Europa League games in the present campaign, helping his side keep a clean sheet.
Centre-back: Jules Kounde (Sevilla)
Jules Kounde, who is one of the most underrated players in the Sevilla team, has proven his worth throughout the season in La Liga and in the Europa League.
The former Bordeaux man has helped Sevilla keep six clean sheets in the seven matches he has featured in the Europa League so far and played an important role in the Spanish club’s quarter-final win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Centre-back: Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
Harry Maguire has been a leader at the back for Manchester United since his big-money move from Leicester City last summer.
The Red Devils skipper has made eight appearances in the Europa League this season, helping the Premier League giants keep six clean sheets.
Left-back: Sergio Reguilon (Sevilla)
Sergio Reguilon has been simply outstanding for Sevilla throughout the season. The Real Madrid loanee has surprised everyone with his defensive stability and powerful runs from the full-back position.
The 23-year-old has made three Europa League appearances so far in this campaign and has one goal to his name.
Defensive midfielder: Ever Banega (Sevilla)
Ever Banega’s last year with the club is turning out to be a good one. The Argentine, who is known for dictating the tempo of games, has been in scintillating form in the Europa League for Sevilla.
Besides screening the back-four, the former Inter Milan man has provided three assists in five appearances.
Defensive midfielder: Fred (Manchester United)
Fred has been one of the most improved players at Manchester United in 2019-20 after a poor first season at Old Trafford. The Brazilian international has been a consistent performer in the Europa League for the Red Devils in the present campaign.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk man has so far scored two goals and provided four assists in his eight Europa League appearances this season.
Right-winger: Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Mason Greenwood has enjoyed a brilliant first season in his professional career, with the Manchester United academy graduate scoring goals for fun. The England Under-21 international has made eight appearances in the continental competition, scoring five goals and providing an assist.
His form will be key if Manchester United are to end the season as Europa League winners.
Attacking midfielder: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Bruno Fernandes has simply been outstanding since joining Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in January.
The Portuguese international, who played an instrumental role behind helping the Red Devils to a top-four finish in the Premier League, is the highest goalscorer in the Europa League this season, having featured for both Sporting and Manchester United.
Bruno has scored seven goals and provided four assists in nine Europa League games in the present campaign.
Left-winger: Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Lucas Ocampos was great in La Liga after joining Sevilla from Marseille last summer, with the Argentine carrying his good form into the Europa League as well.
He has scored one goal and provided one assist in five appearances in the continental competition so far this campaign.
Striker: Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
Anthony Martial is in the form of his life and recorded his best campaign in front of goal in the Premier League. The French international, who has looked a totally different player under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, netted 17 times in the domestic league.
On the European front, the former Monaco striker has scored four goals in just six matches.
This is how the Sevilla vs Manchester United combined XI would line up: