Having breezed past Granada in the Europa League quarterfinals, Manchester United face a much tougher test in the semis. They play host to Italian giants Roma in Thursday’s first leg, with Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both hoping for an away win upon their returns to Old Trafford. United’s priority will surely be keeping a clean sheet ahead of what is sure to be a tough trip to Rome.
United will be without Anthony Martial and Phil Jones for Thursday’s game, though Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are all available for selection after serving one-match bans. Roma will be without youngster Nicolò Zaniolo and former Chelsea winger Pedro, who are both injured; defender Gianluca Mancini is suspended.
Europa League schedule
The match kicks off at 20:00 GMT, which is 3:00PM EST, and 12:00PM PST.
Europa League channel
BT Sport 2 for those in the UK. UniMás 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 Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) or through the TUDN app. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Fred, Scott McTominay; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba; Edinson Cavani.
Update: Lindelöf starts, otherwise as predicted.
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