Manchester United Team News & Preview
Manchester United face Zorya in their final Europa League group game on Thursday night, and the Red Devils will be looking to get back to winning ways.
José Mourinho‘s men are second in the standings, just one point behind leaders, Fenerbahce. With Feyenoord barely two points behind the English side, they cannot afford a slip up here. United could still finish as the group winners with a win, as well as crash out of the competition with a loss.
The Old Trafford outfit have been very inconsistent this season and it reflects in their last few results. Manchester United have won three and drawn three of their last six matches in all competitions. Despite their impressive performances, silly defensive errors and the lack of sharpness in front of the goal have cost them dearly.
Chris Smalling and James Wilson are the only players injured for the away side right now. Luke Shaw is a slight doubt and will be assessed closer to kick-off.
Predicted Manchester United Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Rojo, Blind; Pogba, Herrera; Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic
Zorya Team News & Preview
Zorya are out of the competition and have nothing to play for.
The Ukrainian outfit are seriously out of their depth in the competition and have failed to win any of their last six in all competitions.
Manchester United have a good record against Ukrainian sides, and are unbeaten in their seven matches against Ukrainian opposition. That record should be extended this week, especially now that Zorya have no motivation to do well.
However, if the home side want to salvage some of their lost pride, Manchester United’s poor away record might give them some confidence. The Old Trafford outfit have lost each of their last five away matches in the Europa League.
Eduard Sobol is suspended after being sent off against Fenerbahce last time out, and Captain Mykyta Kamenyuka is injured.
Predicted Zorya Starting Lineup (4-4-1-1): Shevchenko; Opanasenko, Sivakov, Forster, Sukhotsky; Karavayev, Chaykovsky, Grechyshkin, Petryak; Ljubenovic; Kulach
Zorya vs Manchester United Key Stats
Zorya have lost in 5 of their last 7 matches in the UEFA Europa League.
Zorya have failed to win their last 7 matches in the UEFA Europa League.
Manchester United have lost their last 5 away games in the UEFA Europa League.
Zorya vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Manchester United have a dreadful away record in the Europa League. Bet on Zorya to win or draw at 9/4.
Zorya have been atrocious in the group stages so far. Bet on Manchester United to win at 7/20.
There have been under 2.5 goals (1/1) scored in Zorya’s last 5 Europa League games. Considering United’s goalscoring struggles, another low-scoring game seems likely.
Zorya vs Manchester United Prediction
Manchester United will be determined to pick up a win here. José Mourinho’s side are considerably stronger and have been performing well, despite the draws.
The away side should be able to pick up a comfortable win. United managed to deal with Zorya easily in the reverse fixture, and Mourinho’s men have improved since then.
Zorya 0-2 Manchester United