Manchester United welcome Partizan Belgrade to Old Trafford for Thursday (today) evening’s Europa League Group L encounter.
The Reds claimed a 1-0 victory in Serbia in their last Europa League match and another win in this time around would guarantee our qualification to the knockout stages.
Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire all played in Saturday’s defeat to Bournemouth, despite initial fears they had picked up knocks in the previous outing against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba is set to be sidelined until December with an ankle injury, and Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic and Axel Tuanzebe are expected to be out until after the international break. Diogo Dalot could miss Today’s clash due to injury, as will long-term absentees Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tended to rotate his side in the competition this season and could do likewise for Thursday’s fixture.
As usual, the boss will provide updates in his pre-match press conference, which you can follow on Wednesday via MUTV and on our Official App.
United are currently top of Group L with an unbeaten record from their first three Europa League games, and the Reds are yet to concede a goal in the competition this season. United also have a strong home record in all competitions this year, with only one loss at Old Trafford throughout the campaign.
Partizan sit third in the group going into matchday four, after a 2-2 draw with AZ Alkmaar in their opening game, followed by an impressive 2-1 victory over Astana and then a defeat to United in their last outing. The Black-Whites are currently fourth in the Serbian SuperLiga table, with nine wins, two draws and three defeats from their first 14 games of the season.