Manchester United made hard work of it, but their 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in Serbia has moved them within touching distance of the Europa League knockout stages. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side would secure safe passage if they repeat the feat against Partizan at Old Trafford on Thursday.
United, of course, remain short on first-team regulars, with Victor Lindelöf the latest to sustain an injury problem. He joins Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matić, Diogo Dalot and Axel Tuanzebe on the treatment table, with Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo likely to form the Reds’ centre-back pairing. God help us.
Partizan, who sit a point and a place adrift of the second qualification spot, have only one confirmed absentee: former Liverpool man Lazar Marković.
Europa League schedule
It’s a standard 20:00 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 15:00 on the east coast of the U.S. and 12:00 on the west.
Europa League channel
BT Sport 2 in the UK. There aren’t any English language TV options in the States, but for a Spanish commentary tune into TUDN. Everyone else head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Europa League streaming
BT Sport’s live streaming service in the UK. Those Stateside have English and Spanish language options on B/R Live and TUDN En Vivo respectively. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN. The match is also available to stream on Fubo.
Prediction: Sergio Romero; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young; Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, James Garner; Jesse Lingard; Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood.
Update: McTominay and Fred continue their partnership in the middle, and Mata joins the attack.
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