Manchester United vs. Saint Etienne: Europa League – Match Preview

Manchester United entertain the French side Saint Etienne in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday evening.

United go into the game in good form, having eased past Watford 2-0 on the weekend, with Anthony Martial among the scorers.

They qualified second behind Fenerbahce in their group, despite beating the Turkish side 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Etienne topped a group consisting of Anderlecht and Mainz, remaining unbeaten in the process.

Domestically they are fifth having thrashed Lorient 4-0 on the weekend, with former Aston Villa man Jordan Veretout among the goals.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United to beat Saint Etienne: 5/1 with 888 Sport*

Manchester United to beat Saint Etienne: 6/1 with Betfair*

Manchester United to beat Saint Etienne: 25/1 with Coral*

Europa League form: Manchester United W4 D0 L1; Saint Etienne W3 D2 L0
Europa League top scorers
Manchester United – Four players on 2 goals
Saint Etienne – Robert Beric & Aleksandar Soderlund 2 goals each

Team news
Jose Mourinho will name a strong side and confirmed the back four that started on the weekend will continue here.

Having impressed against Watford, Martial is expected to keep his place in the starting XI.

Florentin Pogba is likely to start for Saint Etienne as he prepares to face his brother at Old Trafford.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, Pogba, Martial; Ibrahimovic
Saint Etienne (4-2-3-1): Ruffier; Malcut, Theophile-Catherine, Perrin, Pogba; Veretout, Pajot; Hamouma, Saivet, Monnet-Paquet; Roux

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (25/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 2-0 (11/2 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9/10 with Winner)

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