Manchester United vs FK Partizan
Europa League, Europe
Date: Thursday, 7th November 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Man United will be gunning to get back into winning ways immediately this midweek as they host Partizan in Europa League. Winning their earlier meeting away from home Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are expecting similar result this Thursday.
Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare for this midweek Europa League encounter. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be gearing up to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Romero(g);Young, Jones, Rojo, Williams(def);Fred, Garder(mid); Lingard, Mata, Chong(att mid); Greenwood(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Stojkovic(g); Miletic, Ostojic, S. Pavlovic, Urosevic(def);Zdjelar, Natcho(mid); Tosic, Soumah, Asano(att mid); Sadiq(att).
Before going into this Thursday Europe League battle, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : DWWWL
Man United still struggling to get themselves really going again after picking up a defeat on their latest league match. Solksjaer’s boys suffered a 1-0 loss against Bournemouth last weekend, ending their previous three games winning streak.
That disappointing loss putting United’s morale stumbling again after previously starting to gain some positive results. However, a victory this midweek might help them getting back that bit of beliefs for upcoming games.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) LLWLW
Partizan themselves haven’t been in a good form either as they only picked up two wins and suffering three defeats in their last five fixtures. Fortunately, Savo Milosevic’s men did win their latest match, beating Vojvodina in their local league 4-0.
That positive result could help the Black Whites’confidence as they prepare themselves for an away trip to Manchester. Still within a good shot in advancing into the next round, Partizam are set to give their all this midweek.
Injuries remain a problem for Solskjaer as he must prepare his side for this tricky group stage battle. United are still missing Bailly, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Shaw, Pogba, Tuanzebe along with Matic.
Considering those absentee and their tight schedule, some more rotation will happen again this midweek. Greenwood is set to lead the line up top with the likes of Lingard, Mata and Chong playing just behind.
Milosevic doesn’t have much issue with potential absentee for this midweek battle with Markovic the only one missing. That situation is certainly quit positive for the visitor as they can still field Sadiq, Tosic, Asano and Soumah as their offensive setup.
Zdjelar and Natcho set to continue as Partizan’s main duo in midfield as they will try to battle against United midfield. Stojkovic in goal must be ready for any possibility as United are very unpredictable at times.
Head to Head Records:
Their previous meeting in competitive European competition was that earlier match up in Belgrade which ended with United’s slender 1-0 victory.
Playing in front of their home crowd could give that extra stimulus for Man United as they search for a victory. United are certainly not keen on seeing themselves picking up another disappointing result especially at Old Trafford.
However, Partizan are far from an easy side to crack as they’re also very keen in getting maximum points. Man U could be considered as favorite to win this midweek, but they must remain focused if they don’t want to taste another disappointment.
Final Score: 1-1