Manchester United take their stumbling form into Europe on Thursday, traveling to
San Sebastian Turin to face Real Sociedad in the Europa League round of 32. At the time the draw was made for this first knockout round, the Basque side were flying high at the top of La Liga — they’ve since fallen to fifth. That may not help United, as Sociedad may be less likely now to play a below-full-strength side.
United on the other hand, will be forced into changes. Paul Pogba remains sidelined for at least another 2 weeks, while both Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani have not traveled to Italy after picking muscle injuries at the weekend. Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay will also be late calls due to injury. On the bright side, promising young talents Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire are both in the traveling party, and because of expanded matchday squads in the Europa League, both teenage attackers will be available to make their senior debuts off the bench, at least.
Europa League schedule
It’s an earlyish 17:55 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 12:55 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 9:55 AM kickoff on the west.
Europa League channel
BT Sport 1 for those in the UK. No TV options for those in the US. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Europa League streaming
BT Sport’s streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on CBS All Access or through the TUDN app. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matić, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Update: Bruno and McTominay start.
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