Manchester United have one foot in the Europa League final, thanks to last week’s 6-2 drubbing of AS Roma in the first leg of the semifinal. The second leg on Thursday at the Stadio Olimpico may feel like a foregone conclusion — even more so since Roma confirmed this week that their current manager Paulo Fonseca will be replaced at the end of the season — but stranger things have happened. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is always risk-averse when it comes to rotating his team, but a combination of the 4 goal lead and 3 Premier League matches in just 5 days coming up means that a full-strength XI is unlikely.
United will still be without Anthony Martial for Thursday’s match, but there are fresh hopes that the striker may be fit in time for the final (assuming United don’t spectacularly cock things up). Dan James has picked up a knock as well, and isn’t in the traveling party. Young forward Anthony Elanga has traveled with the team, and could be in line for his senior debut off the bench.
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 3 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, Victor Lindelöf, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matić, Scott McTominay; Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood.
Update: Strong team.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 6, 2021
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