The game-week 2 of the UEFA Europa League will start Thursday, where English club Manchester United will face Sheriff Tiraspol, a Moldovan professional football club. Man United will play against Sheriff Tiraspol for the first time in their history.
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Sheriff Tiraspol have never played against Man United. Moreover, Sheriff have played only once against an English opponent. In the 2013-2014 campaign, they faced Tottenham Hotspur, the only English club they have played. However, Tottenham defeated them in both legs.
Sheriff Tiraspol are unbeaten in their last five home games in the UEFA Europa League. They also kept two clean sheets in their previous two games.
Anyway, Manchester United started their journey in the Europa League with a defeat. They lost the first match against Real Sociedad. However, the Red Devils are having a good time in the EPL, having won four successive games. In addition, the Red Devils have a good record in away games in the Europa League. They scored at least one in each of their previous 15 games in the Europa League.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Had rested several key players in their first match of this tournament. He benched Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Sancho, Bruno, and Marcus Rashford. But they all are ready to play against Sheriff. However, Luke Shaw was injured in the first match. But he has returned to the training ground.
Unfortunately, Manchester United will miss the service of Donny Van de Beek, Facundo Pellistri, and Anthony Martial. All these players are out of the squad due to injury. However, Sheriff Tiraspol have no injury crisis in their squad ahead of the Thursday clash.
Two games of Manchester United have been postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Further, Manchester United will play their next match on October 2 after the Sheriff clash. So, the manager will have enough time to prepare the team for October 2. That is why the manager could deploy his best possible XI against Sheriff.
However, Ronaldo could play in the front with Marcus Rashford and Antony. Bruno and Eriksen are the first choices for Erik ten Hag, while the manager could start Casemiro in this match. Lisandro Martinez may return in the starting XI with the skipper Harry Maguire.