Manchester United confirm one leg in the Europa League finals after a crushing first-leg success at Old Trafford against Roma. The match schedules for Thursday at Stadio Olimpico with kickoff at 10 pm.
It was a crazy weekend in the football world as Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool got called off due to fans’ protests inside the stadium. In addition, Roma comes off another disappointing domestic defeat to Sampdoria.
The future of Paul Foncesa was already sealed before the final whistle blow in their first leg defeat to Manchester United. Furthermore, it started on a high note with Dzeko equalizing a Fernandez goal to end up 2-1 up. Then, however, a goal galore adding an Edinson Cavani’s brace spoiled the night at Old Trafford.
The Roman capital reveals that Jose Mourinho signed a new contract deal to take over the club in the next season. Moreover, Paul Foncesa remains in charge of the second leg with a spot in the finals dimmer than ever.
In contrast, the Red Devils were one goal away from equaling their infamous 7-1 Champions League thrashing of the opponents in 2007. It was a crazy game that had current boss Ole Gunnar came on as a substitute.
In addition, the Red Devils enjoyed a week’s rest and practiced to finish the job this Thursday. Their opponents will be playing for pride after shipping six goals.
Roma vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other, with Roma taking one win while Manchester United with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Sampdoria 2-0 Roma
- Manchester United 6-2 Roma
- Cagliari 3-2 Roma
- Roma 1-1 Atalanta
- Torino 3-1 Roma
- Man United 6-2 Roma
- Leeds 0-0 Man United
- Man United 3-1 Burnley
- Man United 2-0 Granada
- Tottenham 1-3 Man United
Roma Team News
Major injury woe for the home camp is first-choice goalkeeper Pau Lopez misses the remainder of the season after going through a shoulder injury. Antonio Mirante comes back to the fold with third-choice goalkeeper Daniel Fuzato getting a rare run in the weekend.
Manchester United Team News
Ole Gunnar looks set to give some minutes to Daniel James and youngster Mason Greenwood. In addition, Dean Henderson gets the nod between the middle of the sticks. Only injury contenders include Anthony Martial and Phil Jones.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a low attacking sense from the visitors, given the high odds stacked against their opponents to come back.
- Manchester United Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Fernandez to Score