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Man United's Paul Pogba could still be fit vs. Sevilla - Jose Mourinho

MANCHESTER -- Paul Pogba could yet be available for Manchester United's Champions League meeting with Sevilla, according to Jose Mourinho.

Pogba was absent from United's open training session on Monday morning but Mourinho said at his news conference later in the day that the midfielder joined the group after the media left.

Asked whether the 24-year-old, who missed the win over Liverpool, could face Sevilla, the United manager said his participation was still up in the air.

"He trained after [the media] left," Mourinho said. "I am not sure if he will be available."

Anthony Martial is available after missing the last two games with a thigh injury but Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind have been ruled out.

United need to beat Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday night to guarantee progress into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2013.

Mourinho's team drew 0-0 in Spain last month but have since beaten Chelsea and Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba did not feature for Manchester United's victory over Liverpool on Saturday.

The Portuguese coach has won the Champions League twice with Porto and Inter Milan but suggested his United side are not ready to emulate those teams.

"Not yet, but when a team reaches the last eight, anything is possible," Mourinho said. "Now I have only one name and that is Sevilla. I know it is very difficult to go through.

"If we go through to the quarterfinal draw -- doesn't matter the opponent -- it will always be one of the big names in European football, but we will try.

"If we manage to win the tie and go to last eight, I think [it] is a good achievement but life goes on and hypothetically, we have a quarterfinal to play and we don't go thinking we don't have a chance. Not at all.

"But the biggest problem at the moment to resolve has only one name and that name is Sevilla. I think we're not one of the best teams in the competition but when a team arrives in the last eight, anything can happen.

"When you're in the last 16, it looks really far, but in the last eight, you start smelling [the] semifinals. When a team gets into the last eight, the feeling is you are among the best but anything can happen."

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.

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