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

The match will see Robin van Persie return to Old Trafford
The match will see Robin van Persie return to Old Trafford

Man United v Fenerbahce: Europa League preview

Man United host Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Fenerbahce sit top of Group A after two matches following a win and a draw. The Turkish side are struggling for domestic form, languishing 9th in the Turkish Super Lig.

Last season’s runners-up have drawn both their previous matches 1-1.

Manager Dick Advocaat is under considerable pressure and the Red Devils will be hoping to add to that.

Jose Mourinho’s side played out an anti-climatic 0-0 draw at Anfield on Monday night, extending their unbeaten run to five matches.

The tie will see former Man United striker Robin van Persie return to Old Trafford following his transfer to Turkey last year.

Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel will be another familiar face in Manchester. The Slovakian defender signed for Fener in the summer.

Boost: Man United v Fenerbahce
Boost: Man United v Fenerbahce

Team news

Mourinho could opt to rotate his side following Monday’s intense match.

Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw both came off the bench against Liverpool but could start on Thursday.

Anthony Martial missed out on Monday and is an early doubt for the match, as is Morgan Schneiderlin.

Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are also likely to come back into the side.

Van Persie recently returned from a lengthly injury but should start up front on Thursday night.

Man United predicted line up

Mourinho may rotate
Mourinho may rotate

Fenerbahce predicted line up

Van Persie is set to line up against Man United
Van Persie is set to line up against Man United

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Man United 2-0 Fenerbahce