Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba taunted by Sevilla star Joan Jordan ahead of Europa League semi-final

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (Picture: Getty)

Sevilla star Joan Jordan has taunted Paul Pogba ahead of the Europa League semi-final by insisting the Manchester United midfielder is no better than some of the players his team face in La Liga.

French World Cup winner Pogba will hope to fire Manchester United to a second Europa League title this week, having helped Jose Mourinho’s side win the competition three years ago.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charge, who finished third in the Premier League this season, face Sevilla in the semi-finals on Sunday.

Sevilla knocked Wolves out of the competition in the quarters and will hope to enjoy another victory over a Premier League club this weekend.

Ahead of the match, Spanish midfielder Jordan has backed Sevilla to show their class against Manchester United and aimed a subtle dig at Red Devils star Pogba.

He wrote in a column for MailSport: ‘Paul Pogba is a great player, one of the most important in Europe.

‘But there are lots of big players in the Spanish league that meet that standard. We don’t think about them.

Joan Jordan insists Sevilla are capable of beating the Premier League giants (Picture: Getty)

‘If we thought Pogba was going to be a problem, our priority has to be to focus on ourselves, individually as well as a collective, and compete to the maximum.’

Jordan added: ‘Anyone into football knows what this competition means for Sevilla, our history in it and the five wins, but there is no extra pressure.

‘We are ambitious and looking forward to the game. We’ve had a good season so far putting all of our efforts into this competition and it’s going well.

‘So Sunday is just one more step to the final. We don’t think about whether we’re favourites or not — it doesn’t mean much.

‘Manchester United have their objectives but we are a club in incredible condition. I trust the team and our ability to go through.

‘This and the Wolves match are going to be different in terms of the level. United have players with different ways of performing.’

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