Confirmed lineups: LASK vs Man Utd

Manchester United’s Europa League Round of 16 first leg is set to kick off in under an hour’s time in front of an empty stadium.

The spread of the Coronavirus has many sporting fixtures in doubt so this could conceivably be our last fixture of the month.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named a rotated side to face the Austrian Bundesliga leaders.

The two lineups are confirmed as:

Manchester United

Sergio Romero; Brandon Williams, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred, Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes; Odion Ighalo, Daniel James

Substitutes: David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira, Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood

No surprises that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made some rotations from the side that beat Manchester City on Sunday, with a crucial Premier League fixture away to Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Brandon Williams appears to be starting in the right-back role, whilst Eric Bailly is in for Victor Lindelof. There are starts for Scott McTominay and Fred in midfield, supported by Juan Mata. Bruno Fernandes also remains in the starting Xi and will support Daniel James and Odion Ighalo in attack.

LASK

Alexander Schlager; Christian Ramsebner, Gemot Trauner, Reinhold Ranftl; Dominik Reiter, James Holland, Peter Michorl, Rene Renner; Samuel Tetteh, Joao Klauss, Dominik Frieser

Substitutes: Thomas Gebauer, Markus Wostry, Husein Balic, Valentino Muller, Stefan Haudum, Marko Raguz, Thomas Sabitzer

The hosts appear to be lining up in a 3-4-3 formation, but one would expect that will turn into a 5-4-1 when we’re in possession.

Marko Raguz is the club’s top scorer in this season’s competition with five goals, but the striker is only named among the substitutes for this evening’s game. Joao Klauss is the central striker for LASK this evening – the Brazilian has three goals so far in this campaign.

The Austrian side eliminated AZ Alkmaar to reach the last 16 of this season’s competition.

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