Thursday, 25 February 2021

Manchester United Vs Real Sociedad Europa League 25 Feb. 21 9pm


Barring a complete catastrophe, Manchester United will aim to ease into the last 16 of the Europa League when they welcome Real Sociedad to Old Trafford for the second leg of their last-32 battle.

The Red Devils are 4-0 up from last week's first leg and are expected to advance to the next round with minimal difficulty, even with a much-changed team.

Manchester United finally appear to be heading in the right direction again after a turbulent few weeks, although they were certainly given a scare by Newcastle United in the early stages of their Premier League encounter on Sunday evening.

Despite an inspired performance from the relegation-threatened Magpies, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men struck through Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and of course, Bruno Fernandes, who wrapped up a 3-1 win for Man United with his 15th Premier League goal of the campaign.

Solskjaer's side are now unbeaten in seven across all competitions and have won five in that run, while they have failed to score only once in their last 11 matches at Old Trafford - a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the EFL Cup on January 6 - finding the back of the net at least three times in their last four on home soil. 

Fernandes, Rashford and James were also the goalscorers in last Thursday's first leg with Real Sociedad, who were simply swept aside by the Red Devils as they put one foot firmly in the next round, so it would take a monumental collapse for Solskjaer's side to somehow be sent packing now. 

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