Manchester United vs Midtyjlland FC – Match Preview


After a resounding 3-0 win against Shrewsbury in the Emirates FA Cup on Monday evening, a confident Man United side host Midtyjlland FC. The fixture is the second leg of the Round of 32 matches of the UEFA Europa League. The first leg saw the Danish champions hand Manchester United a shock 2-1 defeat at the MCH Arena last week.

With mass speculation surrounding Louis Van Gaal’s future, this game may be the final must win game for him if he is to see out his 3-year tenure in Manchester. A victory against Shrewsbury although no big deal has certainly boosted the confidence of both the players and the fans.

Some injury news concerning the home team, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was forced off at half-time against Shrewsbury and will not be available for the clash tonight. Also, Will Keane the in-form youngster was injured in a suspected groin injury in the same match. Van Gaal stated that goalie David de Gea may be eligible for selection after recovering from a finger injury.

As of Midtyjlland FC, no major news concerning any injury issues. All players are fit and manager Jess Thorup is expected to field the same side that won at home. A surprising stat, Midtyjlland FC as a club aren’t even 18 years old less than the number of Premier League titles won by Manchester United (20).

Key players for both the teams, Ebere Paul Onachu who scored the winning goal in the first leg for Midtyjlland. Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for United, who both look in good touch recently.

The first leg score stands at 2-1, a crucial away goal for Manchester United means that even if they win 1-0, they proceed on away goals. Midtyjlland has nothing to lose against, and although a win at Old Trafford looks unlikely, they can certainly fancy their chances.


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