Manchester United are going to be looking to hold their positive domestic form onto the ecu stage as they combat Club Brugge within the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.
The Red Devils are second favourites to lift the trophy in May and head to Jan Breydel Stadium on a four-match unbeaten streak altogether competitions.
Manchester United are back in Europa League action as they head to Belgium to face Club Brugge tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players are in confident mood after beating Chelsea for the third time this season, but won’t be underestimating their opponents.
Club Brugge are nine points clear at the highest of their league,
within the final of the cup and have lost just one occasion domestically all season.
Club Brugge managed to book their berth within the Europa League, despite failing to secure even one win within the group stages.
The hosts finished third in A with just three measly points to their name.
Manchester United have picked up the win with ease in their last two h2h meetings overall.
With the visitors also stumbling just one occasion in their past three trips across Europe,
Club Brugge are certain a troublesome set of ninety minutes in the week .
LASK vs Manchester United Team News
Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford remain sidelined for United, but Scott McTominay
and Axel Tuanzebe took part in training last week and are closing in on returns from their respective injury layoffs.
Victor Lindelof is United’s only other fitness doubt after sitting out the convert Chelsea through illness,
though it’s not expected to be serious enough to rule him out for a second game running.
Further forward, Odion Ighalo made his debut from the bench at Stamford Bridge and is in contention to steer the road on Thursday.
Should Solskjaer prefer to rotate his squad between Premier League games,
the likes of Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata, Diogo Dalot, Andreas Pereira and Phil Jones could receive minutes.
There will be a well-known face in goal for Brugge as Simon Mignolet joined on a permanent deal from Liverpool last August.
Michael Krmencik arrived from Viktoria Plzen last month and is predicted to start out this game,
while Clinton Mata and Krepin Diatta are back available for selection after serving a eu suspension.
Scott McTominay, Victor Lindelof and Axel Tuanzebe could all return.
McTominay and Tunazebe are participating in training after coming back from injury, while the centre-back is predicted to beat an illness to visit Belgium.
Odion Ighalo made his debut within the dying minutes of the 2-0 convert Chelsea and will start within the Europa League.
Jesse Lingard and Mason Greenwood also in contention.
For the hosts, Simon Mignolet are going to be a well-known face between the sticks.
LASK vs Manchester United Line Up
Club Brugge possible starting lineup:
Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Deli; Diatta, Vanaken, Balanta, Vormer, Ricca; Dennis, Krmencik
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Romero; Dalot, Jones, Maguire, Williams; McTominay, Pereira; Greenwood, Fernandes, James; Ighalo
LASK vs Manchester United Head to head (h2h)
The two sides have previously met one another twice, over two legs, the last of which led to a 4-0 win for Manchester United.
Their only other clash saw Club Brugge lose by a 3-1 scorecard.
How to follow LASK vs Manchester United
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 5.15pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
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Europa League Round of 16.
Thursday 12 March, 2020