SEVILLE, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea added another heart-stopping save to his collection as his team held a highly impressive Sevilla side to a goalless draw away from home in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.
The Spain international foiled the home side’s Colombian striker Luis Muriel from point-blank range at the end of the first half not long after tipping over an overhead kick from Argentine defender Gabriel Mercado as the Spaniards created far more chances than Jose Mourinho’s side.
United forward Romelu Lukaku spurned a rare clear opening in the first period when he punted a pass from Alexis Sanchez well over the bar and the Belgian had a goal ruled out for handball late in the second.
Mourinho left record signing Paul Pogba out of the starting line-up but was forced to bring on the French midfielder when Ander Herrera pulled up injured early in the game.
The second leg takes place at Old Trafford on March 13. (Reporting by Richard Martin,; Editing by Neville Dalton)