Man Utd v Partizan: Injury updates, prediction & possible XI
Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/11/2019
Manchester United will be hoping to return to winning ways when they lock horns with Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday night.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently top of Group L, having collected seven points from three games, following their 1-0 win against Partizan Belgrade in the reverse fixture last month. Team NewsManchester United have been handed a fresh injury blow as Victor Lindelof will miss the Europa League clash. The Swede joins Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot, Angel Gomes on the sidelines, along with long-term absentees Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.Solskjaer is expected to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation on Thursday, having fielded a three-man backline in the reverse fixture last month. Sergio Romero ought to deputise for David de Gea in the Manchester United goal, while Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are expected to pair up at the heart of the defence, affording Harry Maguire some rest.Former Liverpool star Lazar Markovic is the only major absentee for Partizan Belgrade ahead of their trip to Old Trafford this week. The team that Savo Milosevic will set out on Thursday is likely to bear a strong resemblance to the side that ran United so close in the reverse fixture in Belgrade last month.Head Head Despite having only been played three times, this fixture is one steeped in the illustrious history of both clubs.