Manchester United vs Feyenoord – Preview

Manchester United entertain Dutch giants, Feyenoord in a game of massive importance of both sides. Both sides are locked on 6 points as they look to progress to the next round of the Europa League. The kick off time for the game is 8:05 pm GMT at Old Trafford. The Red Devils Joseare placed third in Group A, and will be looking to win against Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s men. Manchester United simply have to win against their Dutch opponents, as any result otherwise means they have to win away at Zorya Luhansk plan, while hoping for a favourable result between Fenerbache and Feyenoord .We look at a preview of the game tonight

Team News
United are suffering a mini injury crisis. The likes of Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw all have injury concerns. Henrikh Mkhitaryan will play some part in the game. Jose Mourinho confirmed that the Armenia international is in line for a start, after impressing in recent weeks. Phil Jones is also in line for a third consecutive start after impressing since his return from injury. Zlatan Ibrahimovic should also get to start after missing the Arsenal game due to suspension while Memphis Delay should also feature for some minutes as he has struggled for gametime all season.

Opposition form
Feyenoord have been on a rough patch in recent weeks, after winning 11 out of their first 12 games. They have won only once games out of their last five games, though they will have been boosted by their 3-0 victory over PEC Zwolle over the weekend.

Past Meetings
Manchester United and Feyenoord have met on three other previous occasions. They met in the group stages of the 1997/1998 Champions League, with the Red Devils triumphing 3-1 at Old Trafford before winning at De Kuip 3-1. The Dutch side won the only other fixture 1-0 earlier this season. Overall, against Dutch sides, United have won seven times, drawn thrice and lost on five occasions in fifteen matches.

The game promises to be close, but bearing in mind that it is a must win, and United are at home, they should win, albeit by a small margin.

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