Anderlecht vs. Manchester United: Europa League Quarter-Final First Leg – Match Preview

Manchester United travel to Belgium to face Anderlecht in the first leg of their Europa League Quarter-Final.

Anderlecht hold a four point advantage at the top of the Belgian league following a goalless draw with Gent on the weekend.

In the previous round they eliminated the Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia, winning both legs 1-0.

United edged out FC Rostov, however were desperately poor in the home leg victory.

Jose Mourinho’s side moved into fifth spot in the Premier League following a 3-0 win away at Sunderland on Sunday.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United to beat Anderlecht: 7/1 with 888 Sport*

Manchester United to beat Anderlecht: 7/1 with Paddy Power*

Europa League form: Anderlecht W4 D0 L1; Manchester United W4 D1 L0
Europa League top scorers
Anderlecht – Łukasz Teodorczyk 5 goals
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 5 goals

Team news
Rubén Martínez appears to be the keeper of choice for Anderlecht in the Europa League.

Andy Najar is a major doubt after missing the last few weeks with a hamstring issue.

Manchester United will be without numerous first team regulars again, including the likes of Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling.

David de Gea is unlikely to be risked due to a hip injury, meaning Sergio Romero will start in goal.

Expected starting XI’s
Anderlecht (4-3-3): Martinez; Adjei, Kara, Spajic, Obradovic; Tielemans, Dendoncker, Tanciu; Chipciu, Teodorczyk, Hanni
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Romero; Valencia, Bailly, Rojo, Shaw; Herrera, Carrick; Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Rashford; Ibrahimovic

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (7/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 0-1 (13/2 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (5/4 with 888 Sport)

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