Who says week of resumption in the Champions League, says week of resumption of all European competitions, and therefore resumption of the Europa League. On the menu for this first day, an enticing match: Manchester United hosts Real Sociedad (match to be followed live with commentary on FM from 9:00 p.m.). The Red Devils are favorites of this group E composed of Manchester United, Real Sociedad but also Sheriff Tiraspol and Omonia, a Cypriot club. Nevertheless, the Spaniards have the weapons to annoy this monument of English and international football, which has fallen somewhat into disuse for several seasons.
In the Mancunian ranks, Erik Ten Hag renewed his preferential system, the 4-2-3-1. A big turnover is still made compared to the team which won last Sunday at Old Trafford against Arsenal with many changes. Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo are this time holders. Former Ajax player Antony is also in the Dutch tactician’s starting XI. Small turnover also for Imanol Alguacil. Robin Le Normand is injured, Mohamed Ali-Cho is on the bench.
Team compositions :
Manchester United : De Gea – Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire (cap), Malacia – Fred, Casemiro – Antony, Eriksen, Elanga – Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Sociedad : Remiro – Gorosabel, Elustundo (cap), Pacheco, Munoz – Zubimendi, Mendez, Merino – Silva, Umar Sadiq, Kubo