Manchester United welcome Sheriff Tiraspol to Old Trafford in Group E of 2022-23 UEFA Europa League.
Victory would see Man Utd secure qualification for the knockout stages, whilst Sheriff Tiraspol can stay third with a win and keep their own title ambitions alive.
Cristiano Ronaldo could return for Man Utd after he missed their 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday following an internal disciplinary matter.
Harry Maguire (thigh), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (muscle) and Anthony Martial (back) could all return but Raphael Varane is ruled out with a muscle injury suffered at Stamford Bridge.
Donny van de Beek (muscle), Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams (both unspecified) and Mason Greenwood (personal) remain absent.
Sheriff Tiraspol will be without Armel Zohouri after the defender was red carded in their 3-0 defeat against Real Sociedad a fortnight ago.
Moussa Kyabou and Iyayi Atiemwen are set to return from suspension.
- Man Utd won their only previous meeting against Sheriff Tiraspol, as they prevailed 2-0 away from home in September 2022.
- Sheriff Tiraspol are visiting Old Trafford for the very first time in all UEFA competitions.
- Another defeat for Sheriff Tiraspol would see Moldova become the seventh country where a club have lost their first two meetings against Utd
- Utd’s Marcus Rashford has converted just two of his seven shots on target into goals in this group.
- No Sheriff Tiraspol player has completed more passes than Cedric Badolo, who has completed 123 of his 152 passes in this group.
Having followed up their win over Tottenham with a draw at Chelsea, Utd now should believe that they can win this game if they continue to deliver fantastic fast-flowing passes, although I would like to see them produce better finishing than they showed in West-London.
Sheriff Tiraspol meanwhile simply must win to keep their qualification dreams alive and having tested Utd at home last month, they certainly will need to do the same and possibly score first otherwise I can see just one result if Man Utd get in front.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
Result: Manchester United 3-0 Sheriff Tiraspol