Partizan – Manchester United
It’s time for another Manchester United participation in Europa League, because on Thursday the Red Devils will visit the Serbian capital Belgrade to face Partizan. Let’s examine this clash in our Europa League predictions for today, shall we?
This game is provoking a lot of interest, because right now Partizan and Manchester United are leading the group with 4 points won each. Right now the Serbians are on top because of a better goal difference, but this could change tomorrow.
Given the fact that Manchester United are far from convincing in the English Premier League, winning Europa League could be their only chance of reaching the Champions League again next season. But there are many questions unanswered at the Old Trafford right now.
For example – is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer going to finish the season at the Theatre of Dreams? Right now United are 14th in the Premier League standings, being 7 points behind the Top 4. This is quite a disastrious performance by the Red Devils, which could seal Solskjaer’s fate. According to some sources, Juventus’ ex-manager Massimiliano Allegri could arrive at the Old Trafford very soon.
But back to Europa League. In their previous game in the competition, Manchester United travelled to the Netherlands and made a strategic 0-0 draw against AZ. But if they want to top the group on Thursday, they must win in Serbia.
With a draw against AZ in Belgrade and a win over Astana in Kazakhstan, Partizan are the current leaders in Group L.
In the previous round the Grobari had a long trip to Kazakhstan, which they won with 2-1 against Astana. The Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq was the man to be praised, becausehe scored both goals in Astana’s net.
Can Partizan trouble Manchester United on Thursday? Or maybe the Red Devils will top the group with a win in Belgrade? We will find answers to these questions tomorrow. In our Europa League predictions we consider Manchester United the favourite in this fixture.