How Man Utd could line up in crunch Real Sociedad clash in Europa League with Antony, Sancho and Martial all OUT !
ANTONY, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial are all OUT of Manchester United’s crunch Europa League trip to Real Sociedad.
The Red Devils are three points off table-toppers Sociedad and due to placings coming down to head-to-head records they must win by TWO goals to top the group.
Garnacho could be handed a second consecutive start in the competition following the absences of Antony, Martial and Sanch*Antony will miss Thursday’s game through injury which saw him ruled out of last weekend’s game with West Ham.
The Spanish side won 1-0 when the sides met earlier this season and have a superior goal difference to the Red Devils.
If Erik ten Hag’s men fail to beat Sociedad by two goals they will finish second and face a preliminary knockout round that could see them pitted against one of Europe’s big boys dropping from the Champion League-
The teams dropping down include Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus, Leverkusen, Salzburg, Sevilla, Shakhtar and Sporting CP.
And so Ten Hag could opt for a strong side to try and snatch top spot in the group and skip playing two additional games in the New Year.