That means there is less pressure to win the Europa League finals tournament in Germany later this month, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s Red Devils must first navigate the second leg of their last-16 tie against LASK Linz.
United are 5-0 up after a first-leg win in Austria, and will be wearing their new 2020/21 home kit for what should be a routine win.
With kick-off scheduled for 8pm BST, follow the action with James Robson at Old Trafford.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match coverage of tonight’s Europa League round-of-16 second leg between Manchester United and LASK Linz at Old Trafford!
Date, time and venue
Manchester United vs LASK is scheduled for a 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
The match will be played behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7.30pm.
Solskjaer can afford to name a largely shadow team on Wednesday, with United leading the tie 5-0. Jesse Lingard is a confirmed starter, while Dan James and Andreas Pereira could also feature.
But Solskjaer will call upon his big names when United travel to Germany for the remaining rounds next week. Solskjaer has confirmed Luke Shaw will be fit in time for the start of next season.
The left-back has been omitted from United’s squad for the remainder of the Europa League after suffering an ankle injury last month. Axel Tuanzebe has had an operation on his foot, but should also be back by September.
Predicted XI (4-3-1-2): Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Williams; McTominay, Fred, Pereira; Lingard; Ighalo, James
Prediction: Man United 3-0 LASK
Given United walked the first leg 5-0, it’s hard to look beyond a routine win for Solskjaer’s side.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The first leg was the sides’ only previous meeting, with United winning by five goals in Linz.
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