Club Brugge vs Man United: Ighalo makes team for Europa League clash

Club Brugge vs Man United: Ighalo makes team for Europa League clash

- Club Brugge vs Man United will see the Red Devils travel to Belgium for the first leg of their Europa League round of 32

- United are expected to make up to six changes from the squad that beat Chelsea in the Premier League

- Victory over Brugge will give the Manchester side an advantage of qualifying for the last 16 of the competition

Man United are scheduled to shift their focus to Europa League action on Thursday, February 20, as they play Club Brugge in the first leg of their round of 32.

United, who sit seventh on the Premier League are expected to use Europa as a fallback option to qualify for Champions League should they miss out on a place in the top four.

As such, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could parade a strong side against Club Brugge to have the fixture settled.

However, he is expected to ring a couple of changes from the side that defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Monday night, February 17, at Stamford Bridge.

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David De Gea is expected to pave way for Sergio Romero in goal, with Victor Lindelof returning to United's heart of defence after missing the Stamford Bridge trip through illness.

Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot are expected to partner the Swede in the backline, with Juan Mata replacing Fred in midfield.

Andreas Pereira could also find his way to the squad alongside new signing Bruno Fernandes.

Jesse Lingard is expected to replace out of form Dan James upfront even as Anthony Martial leads the line.

Possible Man Utd lineup (4-2-3-1):

Goalkeeper: Romero

Defenders: Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire; Shaw;

Midfielders: Pereira, Matic; Mata, Fernandes,

Forwards: Lingard; Martial

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Odion Ighalo has been praised by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his impressive showing in Man United training.

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The Red Devils will be taking on Club Brugge in the first leg round of 32 Europa League fixture in Belgium.

And the Norwegian boss revealed the Nigerian striker has displayed his goal scoring abilities in practice ahead of the crunch match.

Ighalo made his debut in United's 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and the 30-year-old almost got a goal in the few minutes he played.

He is expected to be given enough playing time b Solskjaer against Juplier Lig side Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Samuel Chukwueze's move to Barcelona is gradually gaining grounds as reports have suggested that the ane Dembele. Spanish club could cash-in on the Nigerian international for injured Ousm

UEFA recently agreed La Blaugrana's request to sign a player for injured Luis Suarez and the French international who has been ruled out of the season.

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Source: Legit

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