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Confirmed Lineups: Anderlecht vs Man Utd
Manchester United are in the Belgian capital this evening for the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final tie versus Anderlecht.
José Mourinho has a number of absentees but may take this competition over finishing in the top four of the Premier League as a priority in terms of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
The Red Devils are in action versus Chelsea on Sunday with the runaway league leaders not in action midweek.
The two teams are confirmed as:
Rubén Iván Martínez; Kara Mbodji, Dennis Appiah, Bram Nuytinck, Ivan Obradović; Massimo Bruno, Leander Dendoncker, Youri Tielemans, Nicolae Stanciu, Frank Acheampong; Isaac Kiese Thelin
Substitutes: Frank Boeckx, Olivier Deschacht, Uroš Spajić, Alexandru Chipciu, Diego Capel, Sofiane Hanni, Łukasz Teodorczyk
Sergio Romero; Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian; Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Zlatan Ibrahimović
Substitutes: David de Gea, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial
José Mourinho names a strong starting XI this evening which includes Zlatan Ibrahimović up front and his current first-choice defence due to injuries.
Sergio Romero continues in goal in Europe with David de Gea returning to the bench following a recent illness. Marcus Rashford will play on the left wing and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the right. Anthony Martial is the substitute winger for United who also have Jesse Lingard in the starting lineup who will play the number 10 role.