Fenerbahce v Man United: UEFA Europa League preview, line-ups & predictions

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be looking for his first goal in seven matches
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be looking for his first goal in seven matches

Fenerbahce v Man United: Europa League preview

Man United travel to Turkey on Thursday night to face Fenerbahce in the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho’s side occupy 2nd place in Group A, level on points with group leaders Feyenoord.

Man United cruised to a 4-1 win in the reverse fixutre at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, with Paul Pogba bagging a brace.

Robin van Persie scored a consolation goal against his former side.

Man United were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw on the weekend, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to score for the sixth consecutive match.

While Man United have won just two of their last six matches, Dick Advocaat’s Fenerbahce have suffered just one defeat in their last nine matches.

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Team news

Van Persie is expected to face his former side once again, although it remains to be seen whether he will be deployed up front or behind striker Emannuel Emenike.

Chris Smalling missed out on the weekend, having exacerbated an injury picked up in the reverse fixutre. The defender is expected to recover in time for Thursday, with Marcos Rojo available as a replacement.

Although benched in their last Europa League match, Jose Mourinho may opt to start Ibrahimovic in order to get him back on the scoresheet.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has returned to first-team training following a two-month exile and could make the matchday squad.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been noticibly absent from Man United’s squad in recent matches but could play on Thursday. Also vying for the left-wing starting role will be Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial if he can recover in time.

Fenerbahce predicted line-up

Van Persie will face his former side once again
Van Persie will face his former side once again

Man United predicted line-up

How Man United could line up
How Man United could line up

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