Manchester United are set to host Club Brugge in the second leg of our UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie.
We drew 1-1 away to the Belgian side last week and were still able to beat Watford in the Premier League last Sunday.
Despite a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton in the Premier League this Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named a close to full strength side for this evening’s game.
The two lineups are confirmed as:
Sergio Romero; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James; Odion Ighalo
Substitutes: David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Brandon Williams, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood
Eric Bailly gets his second start of the season after recently recovering from a long-term injury. The Ivorian gives Victor Lindelof a breather, though the Swede is named among the substitutes. The rest of the back four is our regulars though; coming as a little surprise that neither Diogo Dalot nor Brandon Williams start.
There’s also a return in midfield for Scott McTominay, replacing Nemanja Matic in the starting XI alongside Fred. Bruno Fernandes is handed the number 10 role, alongside fellow playmaker Juan Mata. Anthony Martial is out with a thigh injury so Odion Ighalo starts up front.
Simon Mignolet; Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechele, Simon Deli; Odilon Kossounou, Mats Rits, Federico Ricca, Maxim De Cuyper; Percy Tau, David Okereke, Hans Vanaken
Substitutes: Ethan Horvath, Eduard Sobol, Matej Mitrovic, Charles De Ketelaere, Siebe Schrijvers, Krepin Diatta, Michael Krmecik,
The visitors appear to be starting in a 4-5-1 formation that transforms into a 4-3-3 formation when in possession. David Okereke starts as the striker with first leg goalscorer Emmanuel Dennis out. Okereke will be supported by Hans Vanaken and Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Percy Tau.
There’s a surprise start for youngster Maxim De Cruyper who will be opposite Juan Mata and Aaron Wan-Bissaka down our right. Club Brugge have lost just one league games this season but are winless in their seven European matches (D3, L4).