Manchester United have not lost in 12 European home matches against sides from France, while Saint-Etienne have lost each of their last three matches in England.
The French side not be underestimated, however. Saint-Etienne are unbeaten in all 10 of their Europa League games this season and have four of their five away matches in the competition.
Saint-Etienne are currently fifth in Ligue 1 where only Paris Saint-Ger- main (19) have conceded fewer goals (18). United are been guilty of missing plenty of chances this season and they will need to improve their form in front of goal here in order to try and get the job done in the first leg. Place Bet on NaijaBet.com
Manchester United – Jose Mourinho is expected to name a near full strength side for the first leg of their Europa League clash against Saint-Etienne, with a view to making changes in the FA Cup at the weekend.
Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones missed out at the weekend and are still injury doubts for Thursday’s clash.
Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are both one booking away from missing the next game in the competition.
Saint-Etienne – With Cheikh M’Bengue a doubt for Saint-Etienne, Florentin Pogba could retain his place at left-back and start against brother Paul on Thursday night.
Saint-Etienne are still expected to be without Oussama Tannane, Robert Beric and Alexander Søderlund for the trip to Old Trafford on Thursday.
Saint-Etienne are undefeated in their last 10 matches in UEFA Europa League.
Manchester United have not lost in 12 European home matches against sides from France.
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