On Thursday, Manchester United will face Real Sociedad in Old Trafford in the UEFA Europa League group stage. It’s the first match for both sides in the European season.
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Preview
- UEFA Europa League group stage action takes place at Old Trafford on Thursday, and in-form Manchester United will aim for a fifth consecutive win.
- Neither team has played a match in the European season yet.
- Their last meeting occurred at Old Trafford in February 2021, when they played to a 0-0 draw.
- Last season, Cristiano Ronaldo scored six goals for Manchester United in the Champions League. Mikel Oyarzabal and Alexander Isak each scored three goals for Real Sociedad in the 2021/2022 Europa League campaign.
- In all competitions, the visitors have scored in nine straight games. Since an April match against Barcelona, they have scored in every match.
- In four Champions League games on home soil last season, Manchester United won two, drew one, and lost one.
- While Real Sociedad lost one of its four Europa League road games, it won two, drew one, and drew two. At the moment, La Real are on a three-match winning streak away from home.
- Manchester United have won four of their last six matches in all competitions.
- A total of eight goals were scored and eight goals were conceded during that time period. Four out of six games were won by the home team.
- Three of their goals came in the first half, while six of their opponents scored. Last six games, Real Sociedad won three, drew one, and lost two.
- Two of the six goals were their first, but they conceded eight over that period.
- The first half started off with three goals for them, but the second half ended with three goals for their opponents.
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Match Details
|Match:||Manchester United vs Real Sociedad, UEFA Europa League 2022.|
|Date:||Friday, September 09, 2022.|
|Venue:||Old Trafford (Manchester).|
Manchester United Probable Lineup
Real Sociedad Probable Lineup
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Team News and Tips
As Manchester United begin their Europa League campaign, Erik Ten Hag will be expected to implement the changes.
Marcus Rashford and Lisandro Martinez both suffered muscle injuries on Sunday and are unlikely to play.
On Saturday, Umar Sadiq made his first appearance for Real Sociedad since joining them from Manchester City, and he will hope to start against Barcelona.
If Aaron Wan-Bissakea and Donny van de Bek both return from their respective injuries in sufficient shape, they have a good shot at playing here.
During the Europa League campaign, Zidane Iqbal may get minutes.
It is possible that Martin Dubravka will make his debut here. United’s Europa League squad does not include Phil Jones or Brandon Williams.
Old Trafford welcomes back David Silva, a former Manchester City star.
Injured Benat Turrientes returned to the bench at the weekend. There is still a doubt about Diego Rico.
Unavailable Players (Injury Updates)
- Anthony Martial (Injured).
- Martín Merquelanz (Injured).
- Facundo Pellistri (Injured).
- Mikel Oyarzabal (Injured).
- Phil Jones.
- Brandon Williams.
- Carlos Fernández (Doubtful).
- Diego Rico (Doubtful).
- Donny van de Beek (Doubtful).
- Marcus Rashford (Doubtful).
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Doubtful).
- Lisandro Martínez (Doubtful).
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