Manchester United are ready to be back in action in the UEFA Europa League as they will host Sheriff Tiraspol tonight. With nine points from four games, Man United are in 2nd at the point table. On the other hand, Sheriff Tiraspol won only one game and now stand at the 3rd.
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Manchester United faced Sheriff Tiraspol for the very first time the last September when the England club defeated Sheriff by a 2-0 margin. However, the records for any Moldovan clubs against English teams are not good. No Moldovan clubs have ever beaten any English club in any European competition.
Furthermore, Man United have a very strong home record. They lost just one of their previous 20 games at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Sheriff Tiraspol lost three consecutive games in the Europa League, where they failed to score a single goal in those matches.
Manchester United dropped Cristiano Ronaldo for the Chelsea clash as part of the punishment. But the Portugal international has returned to the training ground after missing one match. He is available now, and the manager may start him tonight against Sheriff Tiraspol.
In the press conference, Man United manager Erik Ten Hag said, “Cristiano will be in the squad tomorrow[tonight]. “It’s not difficult, but I think we set everything, and we answered all the questions. So he was out for one game, and now he is back in the squad as usual.”
However, Raphael Varane will not be a part of the squad. During the match against Chelsea, Raphael Varane became injured. He is in fear of missing the FIFA World Cup.
There are more injury issues at Man United. Skipper Harry Maguire is still out of the team. Anthony Martial is also injured and not be available for tonight’s clash. But both players returned to the training ground. They will need time to be back on the team. However, Aaron Wan Bissaka and Donny Van De Beek are ready to play. Both players missed many games due to injury.