Manchester United’s British supporters will be able to distract themselves from the agony of an election count with some football on Thursday! That’s because United are going head-to-head with AZ Alkmaar in the final round of Europa League group stage games. United have already booked their place in the knockouts but sit only a point clear of second-placed AZ, so defeat would mean ceding top spot to the Dutch side.
It remains to be seen whether Ole Gunnar Solskjær will take any risks with his team selection, bearing in mind United need a point to win the group. He’ll still have to do without the likes of Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo; Nemanja Matić and Luke Shaw face late fitness tests. AZ are without the injured Albert Guðmundsson and Pantelis Hatzidiakos, while young striker Myron Boadu — reportedly a United fan — is suspended.
Europa League schedule
It’s a familiar 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 UniMás. 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 Univision NOW respectively. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: Sergio Romero; Ashley Young, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matić, Andreas Pereira; Juan Mata, Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong; Mason Greenwood.
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