Match Manchester United Club Brugge Manchester United will welcome Club Brugge in the second round of the Europa League Round of 32 at the Old Trafford Stadium on Friday morning, February 28, 2020. The Red Devils squad is more favored to qualify for the next round because it plays in front of their own supporters. Match Manchester United Club Brugge
In the first match last week, both teams drew 1-1. Anthony Martial saved Manchester United’s face by equalizing after they were previously left behind by goals from Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis. Match Manchester United Club Brugge
Facing the second match, Manchester United had a 3-0 victory over Watford in the Premier League at the weekend. Their new player, Bruno Fernandes, performed brilliantly by making one goal and two assists in the match. Match Manchester United Club Brugge
Olle Gunnar Solskjaer’s manager seems to be back to rely on Fernandes in this match. In the first match at Club Brugge headquarters, Fernandes only played nine minutes at the end of the match. Match Manchester United Club Brugge
“We feel we have been entered into the quality of X-Factor by Bruno,” Solskjaer said at a press conference ahead of the Europa League last 32 second leg match against Club Brugge on Thursday. The match will take place Friday morning. Match Manchester United Club Brugge
“His imagination (Fernandes) and his brief description, a few seconds in front of many players. One of his strengths is he knows what he wants to do,” continued the Norwegian coach. “He can change his mind in seconds. His calmness is important.” Match Manchester United Club Brugge
Besides being a factor x owned by Fernandes, Manchester United is also more profitable because it has a slick record in the Europa League. They won the competition two seasons ago and hold an unbeaten record in the last 12 home matches since being bitten by Athletic Bilbao in March 2012. Match Manchester United Club Brugge
Conversely, Brugge has a bad record when they travel to England. Simon Mignolet cs never won in the land of Queen Victoria. Of the 12 trips, Brugge was even only able to achieve two draws, the rest ended in defeat, including when he fell from Manchester United in the 2015 Champions League qualifying match.
The meeting record is also more favorable to Manchester United. Before last week’s match, Manchester United held a record 100 percent victory over Club Brugge with two big wins, 4-0 and 3-1.
Nevertheless, Philippe Clement’s troops cannot be taken lightly. The reason they had made a surprise by holding Real Madrid 2-2 in the Champions League Group A qualifying round. If, they succeed in holding Manchester United with the same score when they hold Real Madrid, then disaster will come to Bruno Fernandes et al.
Moreover, Club Brugge has a capital of 12 matches unbeaten in the Belgian League at this time. That way, Manchester United can not expect to get an easy match on Friday morning. They must prove that they are a team that deserves to be favorites to win the Europa League this season.
Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are expected to be absent for Manchester United, but Scott McTominay appears to have returned from his injury. Brandon Williams, Sergio Romero and Eric Bailly can all be called back, while Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard also apparently are looking to try to get back into position and enter the squad.
Club Brugge on the other hand had difficulty ahead of the game against United. Dennis, their goal scorer in the first match, will not be included in the squad. The club captain, Ruud Vormer, will also be sidelined due to an injury against Charleroi in the Belgian League. Their defensive midfielder, Eder Balanta is also sidelined due to suspension.