After dropping from the Champions League group stages, Manchester United will be looking for silverware as they take on Real Sociedad in the Europa League last 32 ties. The match schedules for Thursday at Juventus Center with kickoff at 8: 55 pm.
The tie will be available at Torino due to the coronavirus restrictions and Sociedad heads into the game, having finished second in Group F behind Napoli.
Sociedad might have surrendered the thoughts of a La Liga title bid after a horrid run of form in the past weeks; however, Europa League remains within their sights. The Spaniards have picked up momentum with a couple of big wins ahead of their busy schedule of fixtures coming soon.
The side registered back-to-back wins over Cadiz and Getafe earlier this month, marking Imanol Alguacil’s men’s first time since November. Before their victorious 4-1 win, Sociedad has only two of their previous 17 matches across all competitions.
Many Manchester United fans have a tough fight against super-agent Mino Raiola, who claimed the future of Pogba at Old Trafford was coming to an end. The news spelled some bitter taste among the hierarchy before the Champions League exit.
However, it has been a different tale since their Champions League exit followed with several big wins along the way. The side let go of first place in the Premier League to Manchester City.
Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other, with Manchester United taking one win while others end in a draw. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Getafe 0-1 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad 4-1 Cadiz
Villarreal 1-1 Real Sociedad
Real Betis 3-1 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad 2-2 Real Betis
West Brom 1-1 Man United
Man United 1-0 West Ham
Man United 3-3 Everton
United 9-0 Southampton
Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United
Manchester United Team News
Pogba remains on the sidelines while continuing recuperating from a hamstring injury. It paves the way for Scott McTominay, who is on an incredible run from the Red Devils. Mason Greenwood, who recently signed a contract extension, might start.
Real Sociedad Team News
Highly-rated 23-year-old Oyarzabal returned against Getafe and gets the nod in the attacking from this Thursday. The opposite flank features a familiar face in Adnan Janujaz, who is yet to open a Europa League account.
Prediction and Odds
Sociedad returned to winning ways and is in pick form to put up a show against the Red Devils this Thursday.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5