By Nairaland Forum Team news
Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been ruled out of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade after missing training this week.
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The defender had been a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth but played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 defeat.
There was no sign of him at a soggy Carrington, though, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he will miss the clash. Paul Pogba, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matic were all absent as expected.
Left-back Luke Shaw, who has been sidelined since August with a hamstring injury, was out on the grass but working away from the rest of the squad.
Man Utd’s only previous home game against FK Partizan was a 1-0 win in the 1965-66 European Cup semi-final thanks to a Nobby Stiles goal. However, it wasn’t enough to reach the final as Partizan won 2-1 on aggregate.
Partizan have won just one of their nine away games against English sides in all competitions (D1 L7), beating Newcastle 1-0 in a Champions League qualifier in 2003.
Manchester United are one of just two sides yet to concede in the Europa League this season (along with Sevilla). However, only four sides have scored fewer goals so far than United (2).
FK Partizan are looking to win consecutive away games in major European competition for the very first time (excluding qualifiers), with this being their 82nd match on the road.
Manchester United have managed just one shot on target in their last two Europa League games, with that effort being Anthony Martial’s penalty against FK Partizan in the reverse fixture. Read More
Source:: Nigerian Chatter