07 November 2019 22:41
Manchester United need a return to winning ways as they host Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League tonight. Following a promising 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford on 20 October, Man Utd sealed three consecutive away wins to spark hopes that their terrible start to the season was in the past. However, a meek 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side back at square one as they sit 10th in the Premier League table - a full 10 points off Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification. Despite those domestic frustrations, United's continental campaign has proved smoother sailing with seven points from nine in Group L. United's last Europa outing resulted in a 1-0 win over Parizan in the Serbian capital two weeks ago, and another victory tonight would send the Red Devils through to the round-of-32 with two group games to spare.
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SELECTION Vitoria vs Arsenal predicted line-ups: Unai Emery to go with wonderkids again new leader Emery confirms Xhaka no longer Arsenal captain, names replacement Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade: How to watch The fourth game in Group L will be held on Thursday, November 7 and will kick-off at 8pm GMT. Every Europa League game is being shown live on BT Sport this season and you can catch this game on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7:30pm. If you're an EE phone customer, you can watch this game completely free. EE customers can sign up for a three-month free trial to BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150. This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service. Adrian Durham says Marcus Rashford is 'too good for Man United' Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade: What has been said? United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "We'll have to start tomorrow and hope Partizan don't remember this with joy. "I played in quite a few games at home and if you get a good start you can fill your boots and hopefully we can get off to a good start tomorrow. Front-foot football. "We've had so many games where we've been 1-0 up and now it's about, come on, let's go for the second and third because maybe we've taken a step back and said we need to get the result for me, and I'd rather these boys just go for it and make a mistake or two. "We've got a great chance now to qualify for the next round, which then means the last two games you can try out a few things. "There's never a shortcut in football. It's hard work, stick together, team spirit. We know we're on the right track." Getty Images - Getty 2 Manchester United are in Europa League action this evening Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade: Team news and confirmed line-ups United will be without defender Victor Lindelof, who played at Bournemouth having been a doubt for the game but is now sidelined once more. Luke Shaw, who has been out with a hamstring injury since August, is back in training but won't feature. Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Angel Gomes, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe all remain absent. Manchester United: Romero, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Rojo, Young, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford. Subs: Grant, Jones, Lingard, Pereira, James, Garner, Williams. Partizan Belgrade: Stojkovic, Miletic, Ostojic, Pavlovic, Urosevic, Natcho, Zdjelar, Scekic, Asano, Soumah, Sadiq. Subs: Stevanovic, Vujacic, Tosic, Ivanovic, Brezancic, Lutovac. The Red Devils secured a 1-0 win in Serbia in the reverse fixture, but they will be without Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Axel Tuanzebe and Paul Pogba for the tie tonight. But, a defeat would put serious questions over United's future in the Europa League. A win would all-but secure qualification to the knockout phases of the competition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. If we get off to a good start in a game like this we could fill our boots Solskjaer has urged his team to find their shooting boots against Partizan, as he aims to seal qualification in style. "We've had a few results go against us through fine margins this season but now we know we are on the right track," he said. "The defeat at Bournemouth put an end to that mini-run we were on but we can start another one against Partizan if things go well. "We have kept three cleans sheets already in the competition, which is impressive, and now we would like to score a few more goals. "If we get off to a good start in a game like this we could fill our boots, and we want to go for it."