Roma vs Man. United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to stick to a strong starting lineup to avoid any unwanted surprises in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against AS Roma this evening.
United looked in real trouble at half-time of the first leg, trailing 2-1 at Old Trafford – but a second-half effort saw the Red Devils hit five goals past Roma to a 6-2 win.
Solskjaer’s side now boast a four-goal advantage heading to Rome for the second leg on Thursday night, and are huge favourites to progress to a Europa League final hoping to face either Arsenal or Villarreal.
Roma need to score four goals at the Stadio Olimpico to have any chance of reaching the final – and though that seems a long shot, they netted twice in 45 minutes in Manchester and could have had more against a shaky United defence.
With that in mind, Solskjaer should go with a solid XI to start the game well, especially given that has been a weak spot for United this season. No players are at rusk of suspension from the final unless they are sent off in Rome, so Solskjaer doesn’t have to consider resting any key personnel.
Roma vs Man. United Team News
James joins Anthony Martial and Phil Jones on the sidelines, with Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga named as part of the 24-man squad heading to Italy.
Marcus Rashford may be due to a rest, and could make way for Mason Greenwood to fill in.
Roma vs Man. United Predicted Lineup
Man Utd predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani