Europa League: Confirm Man United Starting Lineup vs Club Brugge
Manchester United have work to do before they can secure a place in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League for this season.
The Red Devils would be hoping to join Scottish giants Rangers in the final 16 of the competition when they host Belgian top flight side Club Brugge at the Theatre of Dreams on Thursday night.
Scottish Premiership outfit Rangers became the first club to qualify for the Europa League last 16 after the 4-2 aggregate win over Sporting Braga of Portugal.
Rangers beat their Portuguese opponents in both the first and second legs.
Rangers came from two goals down in the first leg to win 3-2 at home before Ryan Kent scored the only goal of the game to give the former Scottish champions a 1-0 away win over Braga.
Manchester United are heavy favourites to join Rangers in the next stage of the competition at the expense of Club Brugge who took the lead in the first leg last week through Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis before Anthony Martial equalised for his team to secure a credible 1-1 draw away from home.
Manchester United are bidding to win the Europa League this season for the second time in their history after the triumph of the 2016/17 under the guidance of Jose Mourinho who’s now the Tottenham Hotspur manager.
Ahead of the game, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not expected to make many changes from the starting lineup for the Watford game which ended in a 3-0 win for the Red Devils.
Scott McTominay returned from injury for that Watford game and he’s pushing for a return to the starting lineup for the Club Brugge clash.
Probable Manchester United vs Club Brugge (4-3-3): David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.