UEFA Europa League action returns this week and the fixture that Premier League fans will undoubtedly be looking forward to is the one between Manchester United and Anderlecht. The match is a clash between two heavyweights of England and Belgium, respectively, although there is a clear favourite for the clash.
United’s recent form has actually been a little worse than their counterparts; they’ve won 3, drawn 2 and lost one of their last six games. Anderlecht have 4 wins and a loss and draw each in their last six games. Despite Belgian opposition being easier than English teams, momentum is very slightly on Anderlecht’s side.
Anderlecht’s main threats come from teenage sensation Youri Tielemans and Polish frontman Lukasz Teodorczyk. United, meanwhile, have danger men in a variety of positions and go into this tie the clear favourites to progress. That being said, it would be wise not to count Anderlecht out; they are capable of springing a surprise or two.
In team news, both De Gea and Valencia should be fit enough to play and the lineup could see 4 massive changes from the Sunderland game.
Check out the strongest possible team Jose could put out on Thursday: