Manchester United return to European action on Thursday, as they travel to face Club Brugge in the first leg of their round of 32 tie. It’s a game that the Reds really ought to win, but in light of recent results, who knows what will happen. Club Brugge sit at the top of the Belgian Pro League and are flying: they’ve lost just once all season, and sit nine points clear of second-placed Gent. Will that give them added confidence, or just complacency?
All eyes will be on United loan signing Odion Ighalo, who could make his first start up top. It remains to be seen whether Ole Gunnar Solskjær will opt for wholesale rotation or field his strongest available side in the hope of killing the tie off early. Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood are all definitely out; Victor Lindelöf is doubtful.
Europa League schedule
It’s an early one. 17:55 British time, which translates to 12:55 on the east coast of the States, and 09:55 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 can log into B/R Live (English), or Univision NOW and TUDNxtra (Spanish). If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: Sergio Romero; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matić; Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Bruno Fernandes, Andreas Pereira; Odion Ighalo.
Update: Solskjaer sticks with a back 3/5, and rotates the starters.
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