"We are going to give everything we have out on the field because, apart from it being a huge game, afterwards there is an worldwide break and that will give us a chance to recover".
The following season, under Jose Mourinho, he featured 53 times in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and creating a further six for his teammates. Paul Pogba was absent at the club's Carrington Aon Training Complex, having missed the Liverpool clash after an injury in training last Friday, though Mourinho insisted he had trained after reporters had stopped watching.
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.
And Balague, who has watched Sevilla closely this season, believes United will prevail and reach the quarter-finals.
"I think we are not one of the best teams in the competition but, I think when a team arrives in the last eight, anything can happen", he said.
Man-U prepares for Sevilla without Pogba, Rojo, Herrera
The Portuguese had told reporters on Pogba's possible availability following a win over Liverpool: "I don't know". There were, however, wins against both Malaga and Athletic Bilbao in between that sandiwch of defeats.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils, while seeing a massive improvement under Jose Mourinho, are still not cut out to give European giants that big of a headache in the Champions League.
A tie that is hanging in the balance, all three results will be possible when Manchester United host Sevilla.
"We want the supporters behind us, since I've been here they've been really good".
This season, he has played 17 times but increasingly in the bigger games.
West Brom boss Pardew admitted his days in charge are numbered after a seventh successive defeat, 4-1 at home to Leicester on Saturday, left the Midlands club eight points adrift of safety at the bottom of the standings.
United go into the game full of confidence after Saturday's 2-1 victory over Liverpool cemented their place in second spot in the Premier League to make their qualification for next year's Champions League via a top-four finish highly likely. "It is really hard to do that against a team like Manchester United". Away in London a week later, at Crystal Palace, a typically frustrating lethargic and complacent performance at Selhurst Park seemed to be set to put United into third. In the second half, it was not our intention - I can not say this was the plan. This has fueled doubts over his availability for the Sevilla game.