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What Wissam Ben Yedder tweeted an Arsenal fan after scoring twice against Man United

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There were warning signs for Manchester United throughout their match against Sevilla in the Champions League last night.

Thankfully for the Red Devils, Sevilla striker Luis Muriel, just as he was in the first leg, was wasteful in front of goal.

The Colombian forward failed to make Eric Bailly pay for a misplaced pass and also dragged a shot wide of David de Gea’s goal.

Then, in the 72nd minute and with the match finely poised, Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella decided to take Muriel off, with Wissam Ben Yedder coming on in his place.

It proved to be the substitute that changed the match, for Ben Yedder scored twice as the La Liga outfit stunned Man United with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.

Ben Yedder has already had success against English clubs in Europe this season - he scored three goals in two matches against Liverpool in the group stage.

Mourinho had no counter to the Frenchman and he must now fall back on the FA Cup as United’s final opportunity to win silverware this season.

As for Sevilla, the quarter-final of the Champions League awaits. It’s the first time since 1958 that they’ve reached the last eight of the competition.

Manchester United v Sevilla FC  - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Ben Yedder's tweet after the win goes viral

In Ben Yedder, they have a player who is enjoying every step of the ride.

The 27-year-old has gone viral after spotting a tweet from an Arsenal fan predicting he would knock Man United out.

“This man is going to single handedly knock United out of the CL tomorrow. Remember this tweet,” ‘Aubzology’ wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The tweet blew up following Ben Yedder’s brace - it currently has 12,000 retweets - and it caught the attention of the player himself.

“He knew even before me lol,” came Ben Yedder’s response.

More than 39,000 retweets later…

Ben Yedder: It's a child's dream to beat Man United

The striker went on to give an interview with beIN Sports in which he described beating Man United as “a child’s dream”.

“I’m happy, very, very happy. It's a beautiful evening,” Ben Yedder said.

“We know it's not easy against Manchester United, especially at Old Trafford. I do not know how to describe my emotion.

“It's a child's dream to win against big players, big teams like Manchester United. There is a lot of emotion.

“We will try to savour it all together. We enter this history of the club, this is the first time we go to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. This is exceptional.”

He’s proven to be a nightmare for English clubs this season.

Manchester United v Sevilla FC  - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

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Premier League
Manchester United
Jose Mourinho
Arsenal
David De Gea
La Liga
Football
UEFA Champions League

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