Match Preview: Manchester United v Partizan Belgrade

Manchester United will be looking to confirm qualification out of Group L as they welcome Partizan Belgrade to Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday night. 

United will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing away defeat at Bournemouth on the weekend, after three consecutive away wins for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

United recorded a far from convincing 1-0 win over Partizan in the previous match day in the group thanks to an Anthony Martial penalty. 

Partizan will be hoping to gain revenge and will be looking for their second win of the group which would take them above AZ Alkmaar, should the Dutch side drop points in Kazakhstan as they play bottom of the group, Astana. 

United Team News 

Solskjaer will look to rotate as United play Brighton on Sunday. Ashley Young is suspended for that fixture so may feature. James Garner, Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood were absent from the U-23 game on Monday. Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Angel Gomes are all sidelined. 

Players to Watch 

Partizan striker Umar Sadiq is on loan from Roma with the 22-year-old having scored 10 goals this season and the Nigerian has been involved in 43% of all Partizian’s goals this campaign. Winger Zoran Tosic makes his return to Old Trafford after his unsuccessful spell as a youngster. 

Predicted Result 

Manchester United 2-0 Partizan Belgrade 

Predicted Line Ups 

United: Romero (GK), Young, Jones, Rojo, Williams, Garner, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Greenwood, James 

Partizan: Stojkovic (GK), Miletic, Ostojic, Pavlovic, Urosevic, Natkho, Zdjelar, Asano, Soumah, Tosic, Sadiq

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