Manchester United need at least a draw against Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine tomorrow in order to qualify for the Europa League knockout rounds.
The Red Devils’ stumbling continental campaign was boosted by an emphatic 4-0 victory over Feyenoord two weeks ago, putting Jose Mourinho’s side in with a strong chance of progressing from Group A as runners-up.
Last time United faced Zorya, they huffed and puffed before eventually scraping a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic header after Wayne Rooney’s fluffed shot fell kindly for the Swede.
The Ukrainian side currently sit third in their domestic league, a full 16 points behind leaders Shakhtar Donetsk after 17 games.
Despite a run of indifferent — that’s putting it kindly — results, United have generally been producing fairly impressive and attractive performances of late, let down only by a proneness to errors in defence and a profligacy in front of goal.
The 20-time champions will be confident of securing the minimum result required tomorrow night and entering their name into the draw for the last-32.
However, there is some doubt over whether the tie will be able to go ahead, with the pitch at the Chornomorets Stadium currently dangerously icy. With temperatures expected to plummet to -9 Celsius overnight, there is a significant chance that the game will have to be postponed.
HOW TO WATCH
When: 18:00 UK time, 13:00 Eastern, 10:00 Pacific
Where: Chornomorets Stadium, Ukraine
Television: Those in the UK can catch the action on BT Sport 3, while Fox Sports 1 and ESPN Deportes will be broadcasting the game in the US. For the rest of the world, LiveSoccerTV has you covered.
Streaming: The BT Sport app in the UK, Fox Sports Go in the US.
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