After a convincing victory over Shrewsbury town, Manchester United will enjoy the luxury of hosting Midtjylland at Old Trafford for the Europa League round of 16 second leg clash.
The Red Devils will be hoping for a home revenge on Midtjylland as they were beaten 2-1 in the first leg of the fixture whereas the Danes will look forward to a win or draw to progress to the next phase of the competition.
Except the win in their last game, Manchester United are having a fluctuating form this season as they have lost 2 of their last six matches, which includes the first leg of this fixture, drawn one and won three.
Also except for the first leg of this fixture which was played last week at Midtjylland, they have not been in competitive action since December as they are still on winter break thus giving them enough time for preparation.
Manchester United vs Midtjylland : Head to Head Stats
The first leg of this fixture is the only previews meetings between the two teams, giving Midtjylland a 100% record over the Red Devils.
Manchester United : Team News
Memphis Depay who scored United’s crucial away will start again while De Gea could make a return to the starting IX if he is fit in time. Rooney still remains out with injury alongside Borthwick-Jackson.
Besides, Van Gaal has plenty of worry as Lingard, Keane, Rooney, Fellaini, Darmian Matteo, Januzaj, Jones, Ashley Young, Schweinstiger, Marcos Rojo, Valencia and Luke Shaw are all sidelined due to their respective injuries.
Manchester United : Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)
Romero – Smalling, Blind, Varela, McNair – Herrera, Schneiderlin – Depay, Mata, Lingard – Martial.
Midtjylland Team News
Midfielder Petter Andersson is a doubt for Midtjylland; otherwise head-coach Jess Thorup has a fully fit squad to chose from for this tie.
Midtjylland : Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)
Andersen – Bodurov, Hansen, Novak, Romer – Olsson, Sparv – Kadlec, Hassan, Sisto – Pusic.
Manchester United vs Midtjylland: Prediction
I say 1-0 in favour of the Red Devils, being that they have never lost to any Danish team at Old Trafford and are unbeaten at home in nine European home games, wining 7 and drawn 2.
On the other hand Midtjylland can steer things the other way, as they have a good record against English teams and have never lost a game played on England soil.
Manchester United vs Midtjylland Statistical Prediction
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