Manchester United vs Omonia FC

Manchester United host Omonia Nicosia in Matchday 4 of the Europa League. United look to make it three in a row following a very controlled win over Everton on Sunday. Now it is a different task. United are heavy favourites but also need a lot of goals. The goal difference between United and Sociedad could prove vital for finishing top of the group. But they have to be professional as Omonia gave them a scare in the away leg. There could be a chance for rotation and chances to impress but also for some to rack up some needed goals. Here’s all you need to know:

Manchester United vs Omonia Match Information:

Teams: Manchester United and Omonia Nicosia
Date: Thursday 13th October 2022
KO Time: 20:00 GMT
Location: Old Trafford
Managers: Erik ten Hag and Neil Lennon
Referee: Jerome Brisard

Team News:

Manchester United

Manchester United continue with their injury struggles. Harry Maguire is still not fit to play along with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Donny van de Beek and Brandon Williams. Raphael Varane is back in training but separately from the rest of the team while Anthony Martial will be reassessed for Sunday.

Omonia Nicosia

Omonia are only missing one player, their goalkeeper who came off against United last week. Fabiano is unlikely to recover and so with that, Omonia will have a full strength team bar one.

Interesting Facts

  • Marcus Rashford is currently Manchester United’s top goalscorer with six goals in nine games. He has never finished a campaign as Manchester United’s top goalscorer.
  • Manchester United have not kept a clean sheet in three straight matches. Their last clean sheet was a 0-2 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in September.
  • Christian Eriksen is yet to score for Manchester United despite recording 18 shots so far this season.

Predicted XI:

I expect some strength to this team but some rotation too simply to keep things fresh and ready for a big week. I can see Dubravka getting his United debut tomorrow with Lindelof, Martinez, Dalot and Malacia all starting. McTominay and Fred could sit behind Bruno with Elanga, Sancho and Ronaldo comprising the front three.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Dubravka; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Fred; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo

Manchester United vs Omonia Predicted Score:

Ten Hag will have the team fired up and ready to start fast and hard. They need to score early and set the precedent in the game. I can see the creative sparks flying and a chance for some of the young players to get some time. It could be a very eventful game.

United to win 4-0

Author: Arjun Handa

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