Real Sociedad vs Manchester United predicted line-up: Team news ahead of Europa League fixture tonight

Manchester United and Real Sociedad meet in the round of 32 as the Europa League knock-out stages begin.

It promises to be an intriguing tie with the Basque club making a push for a top four finish in La Liga.

The added dynamic of this tie in the strangest of times is that Sociedad’s home tie but is being played in Turin, due to travel restrictions imposed by the Spanish government concerning the Covi-19 pandemic.

The Red Devils will still have the privilege of a home leg at Old Trafford as originally planned, while the away goals rule will be the same as normal.

It could be a chance for Mason Greenwood to show his outstanding potential, with the youngster proclaiming ahead of the tie that he is close to returning to his best: “Yeah, 100 per cent. I feel like I’m getting back up to where I was last season. I’ve obviously been here since the age of seven and it’s the place I want to be and the team I want to play for, so hopefully I can get back up to the standards I was last season.

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“I’m working hard in training every day with all the coaches and stuff, so hopefully I’ll be back there soon. It’s just a challenge, really, after you’ve played for the first season.

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“Not really many of the players know what you’re going to do. They don’t really analyse your performance and stuff. But obviously as a second season, teams try and catch up on it so you really have to have a few more tricks up your sleeve and obviously do as much as you can to do the best you can, really.”

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the game?

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United kicks off at 5.55pm GMT.

How can I watch it?

The match will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport. Subscribers can stream online via the BT Sport website and the BT Sport app.

What is the team news?

Paul Pogba remains unavailable through injury, as does Phil Jones. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may rotate some of his team as United fight on various fronts.

Predicted line-up

Manchester United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani

Odds

Real Sociedad: 2/1

Draw: 12/5

Man United: 5/4

Prediction

Sociedad’s form has tailed off dramatically in the past few weeks having topped the Liga table earlier in the season, but they have now won their last two. United should have enough to cause plenty of problems, despite their own stutters. Real Sociedad 1-1 Manchester United.

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