Anderlecht vs Manchester United – UEFA Europa League – Preview

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Anderlecht vs Manchester United

Anderlecht vs Manchester United – Manchester United travel to Constant Vanden Stock Stadium to face Anderlecht in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

Manchester United had finished runners-up in Group A behind Fenerbahce and ahead of Feyenoord and Zorya. They defeated AS Saint-Etienne and FC Rostov in the first two knock-out rounds to set up a meeting with the Belgian club.

Anderlecht also finished runners-up in the group stage (in Group C) and had to see off Zenit St. Petersburg and APOEL in the knock-outs.

Team News

Andy Najar will face a late fitness test for the hosts but Manchester United will be without the injured Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Juan Mata. Wayne Rooney is also unavailable although he has returned to training.

Anderlecht Possible Starting Lineup: Ruben Martinez, Emmanuel Sowah Adjei, Kara, Uros Spajic, Iban Obradovic, Youri Tielemans, Leander Dendoncker, Nicolae Stanciu, Alesandru Chipciu, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Sofiane Hanni.

Manchester United Possible Starting Lineup: Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marouane Felliani, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“There is no reason not to try – we have to try. We still have two open doors and my feeling is that we are really going to fight in both competitions. We are going to give everything, domestically and in Europe, to reach the Champions League.”

–  Jose Mourinho, Manchester United.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Anderlecht vs Manchester United H2H Stats, the last two meetings between these two clubs resulted in one win for either side. It came back in the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League when Manchester United defeated the Belgian club 5-1 in the first leg followed by a 2-1 loss away from home.

Manchester United have won five of their last six UEFA Europa League games, keeping a clean sheet in those matches. A 1-0 win for Manchester United is the most likely result tonight.


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