Europa Match Preview : Fenerbahce vs Manchester United

Manchester United romped to a comfortable 4-1 win over Fenerbahce in the reverse fixture but it remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho will take a full strength side to Turkey with an eye on a must win game against Swansea on Sunday before the international break.

Fenerbahce warmed up for this match with a 5-0 win against the 10 men of Karabukspor and need three points here to keep pace with Feyenoord and United, who are both two points ahead of the Turkish giants coming into this match.

The Canaries are unbeaten in seven European home games and have kept a clean sheet in five of those matches.

United have been poor away from home in Europe in recent times and it will require a huge performance to win here, particularly if Mourinho rotates his squad. Naija and Bet

They are now six games without a win on the road in European competition and have lost five of those games, failing to score in their two most recent matches.

Team News

Fenerbahce – Fenerbahce are set to be without Fernandao and Ozan Tufan for Thursday’s Europa League match against Manchester United.

Manchester United – Eric Bailly is ruled out for two months with a knee injury, while Antonio Valencia isn’t expected to be available for six weeks after fracturing his arm.

Chris Smalling has also been left in Manchester after missing their 0-0 draw with Burnley through injury.

Michael Carrick was due to play but has been left in Manchester after Ander Herrera was sent off against Burnley at the weekend. Bastian Schweinsteiger has sensationally returned to first-team training but can’t feature here as he was not included in Manchester United’s Europa League squad.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s baffling absence from the first-team could come to an end on Thursday, while Zlatan Ibrahimovichas also been included in the squad, but isn’t expected to start.

Memphis has also been left in Manchester, which doesn’t bode well for his future. Phil Jones has been included in the squad but hasn’t featured all season, so may have to settle for a spot on the bench.

Match Facts

Fenerbahce have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Man Utd in all competitions.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Fenerbahce has 3.39 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Manchester United has 2.12 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.30.

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