Manchester United travel to FK Partizan for Europa League game looking to build on the much-improved and inspired performance against Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend. This is the top-of-the-table clash in Group L with Partizan sitting at the top ahead of United due to a better goal difference.
The Europa League match will be played between FK Partizan and Manchester United at Partizan Stadium, in Belgrade, Serbia. The ground has a capacity of 32,710.
The game will start at 10:25 PM (IST), on Thursday, October 24.
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FK Partizan Team News:
Former Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has been ruled out from this match and won’t be playing against United.
Midfielder Seydouba Soumah is also a doubt and will be assessed before the game.
FK Partizan Probable XI:
Vladimir Stojkovic (GK), Nemanja Miletic, Bojan Ostojic, Strahinja Pavlovic, Slobodan Urosevic, Sasa Zdjelar, Aleksandar Scekic, Zoran Tosic, Bibras Natkho, Takuma Asano, Umar Sadiq
Manchester United FC Team News:
David De Gea stayed behind in Manchester as the Spanish shot-stopper recovers from injury. The former Atletico Madrid goalie did make an appearance against Liverpool, but Solskjaer said the De Gea is still not 100% match fit.
Paul Pogba hasn’t travelled to Serbia with his United teammates with Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly all missing for United.
But Jesse Lingard is back after recovering from an injury and will be in contention to start the game. Full-back Ethan Laird and U23 goalkeeper Matej Kovar are the first-timers in the squad.
Sergio Romero will start in goal for United in this match. Ole will also tinker with the backline, and will most probably revert back to the 4-man defensive line after starting with both Aaron wan-Bissaka and Ashley Young alongside Lindelof, Maguire and Rojo against Liverpool. Phil Jones and Brandon Williams are expected to come at the back for the visitors.
Anthony Martial made a comeback off the bench against Liverpool and the Frenchman is in line to start in this match.
Following players have travelled to Belgrade for Europa League match against FK Partizan:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Matej Kovar
Defenders: Phil Jones, Ethan Laird, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Marcos Rojo, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams
Midfielders: Fred, James Garner, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira
Forwards: Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Manchester United Probable XI:
Sergio Romero (GK), Aaron wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Marcus Rojo, Brandon Williams, Fred, Scott MCTominay, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial
Likely to score:
Manchester United are unbeaten in the last 13 Europa League matches.
FK Partizan are also on a four-game unbeaten run in Europa League.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
MUN vs PTZ Dream11 potential winner:
Manchester United should at least get a draw here.