Manchester United meet Roma in their Europa League semi-final first leg tonight (Thursday, 8pm kick off).
United are looking to win the competition for the second time in five years, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to clinch the first piece of silverware of his managerial career at Old Trafford — but they’ll have to overcome the Italian side to reach the final.
Regarding team news for the game, Marcus Rashford and Eric Bailly will both be available for selection, although Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are still ruled out through injury.
“We have managed Marcus and we have had to do it for quite a while. I feel he’s gone through the worst now. He’s available for selection tomorrow, he’s happy with the progress,” Solskjaer said on Wednesday.
Luke Shaw revealed on Wednesday his desire to appear in a major final for United for the first time, having missed four through injury since his 2014 arrival.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s notorious agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly contact Manchester United over a possible transfer.
The Juventus star is counting down his days in Turin, according to TUTTOmercatoWEB, and Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a stunning return to Old Trafford. Any move remains unlikely, given Ronaldo’s age (36) but keep an eye on these links.
How United should line up vs Roma
In terms of early team news for United against Roma tonight, Marcus Rashford and Eric Bailly have both been passed fit to play, with Anthony Martial and Phil Jones the only players ruled out.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has a few selection dilemmas when picking his side at Old Trafford this evening.