Banega's set-piece delivery will also pose a major threat to Manchester United, who have been suspect against aerial attacks of late.
Second in the Premier League with a top-four place all but assured, United will be back in the Champions League next season, but are not yet finished in this year's competition.
However, with City seemingly just a few weeks away from sealing the title and having already booked their place in the Champions League quarter finals, the pressure is on United to join them in Friday's draw when they host Sevilla on Tuesday.
In the side due to injury from Anthony Martial, which is how Rashford first broke into the United team, the Englishman was thoroughly impressive, netting twice and terrorising the Liverpool defence. Zlatan participated in the workouts as well.
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Sevilla will be without defender Sebastien Corchia, while Daniel Carrico is also a doubt.
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Mourinho says "anything is possible" for his side if they can overcome Sevilla and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
The story of last week's Champions League ties were of experienced European powerhouses Juventus and Real Madrid respectively edging past Tottenham and Paris St Germain, both comparatively green at these stages of the tournament. McTominay is likely to play against Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho's injury problems seem to be improving, if only just, ahead of Sevilla's visit.
"We don't have to win by three, four, five goals, we have to win 1-0, 2-1, 5-4, 8-7".
The last time these two sides met, Manchester United held on to a scoreless draw at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last month in a game where Los Nervionenses could have easily escaped with the win based on all the scoring chances they missed. The Spaniard, back in his homeland, made several key saves including a stunning one-handed stop to keep out Luis Muriel's close-range header on the stroke of half-time to ensure that it's all to play for in the second leg at Old Trafford.
"I'm upset with the reaction they had with Scott McTominay".
United are in a good run of form this season, and they seem to be getting hotter at the ideal time. After a goalless first-leg in Andalucia three weeks ago, it's victor takes all at the Theatre of Dreams as the Reds hope to reach the last eight of Europe's elite competition for the first time since 2014.