Man Utd vs Ajax: Team News, Likely Line-up & Predicted Score

By on February 23, 2012

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Manchester United welcome Dutch champions Ajax to Old Trafford tonight for the second leg of their Europa League last 32 tie. 

United hold a commanding 2-0 lead from the first leg at the Amsterdam Arena thanks to goals from Young and Hernandez and are strong favourites to progress tonight, with the winners facing either Athletic Bilbao or Lokomotiv Moscow in the next round.

Ajax arrive at Old Trafford off the back of some disappointing domestic form and they currently sit in sixth position in the Dutch league table, so have their work cut out to progress tonight.

Team news

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed yesterday that Wayne Rooney will miss the game with a throat infection. This gives Dimitar Berbatov the chance to impress after the striker recovered from injury and is in the squad.

With United already having one foot in the next round, Fergie is likely to rest some players and have one-eye on the weekends Premier League game against Norwich.

Tom Cleverley and Chris Smalling are likely to start while youngster Paul Pogba is also pushing for a place in the starting eleven, but it likely to have to make do with a place on the bench.

Antonia Valencia is out for 3-4 weeks so Ashley Young could move over to the right wing with Ryan Giggs on the left, although Park and Nani are also in contention.

Likely Line-up

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Predicted Score

It’s difficult to predict what side Sir Alex will put out, given the depth of quality at his disposal, but whatever team he selects are likely to have too much for Ajax tonight. Another comfortable evening is predicted for the Reds: Man Utd 2-0 Ajax

What do you think will be the score tonight? What would your line-up be? Leave your opinions in the comments section….

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17 Comments

  1. fuadahmed

    February 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    man utd is the best ,and they are always win if in line_up must be schools there b/s he is the best in the midle,,,,,p/s sir make like that also i wish antoni valencia wil be come from enjury at the match of man vs totnham 10Q.I love man utd .

  2. fuadahmed

    February 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    To day i wish hatric for chicharito

  3. Daniel

    February 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Pls Playe Poul Pgba His a good qualty and best young player !

  4. Danny

    February 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Hes got to give pogba his break!
    Pogba and cleverly to start in the middle why play jones a defender ahead of one of the most talented upcoming youngers around.
    We are going to lose him if we dont give him the chance he deserves

  5. Babatunde

    February 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I hopes man u could play with dtermination nt bcos they hav won 2-0 in d 1st league,it doesn’t matter they should play as they always do.MAN U 3-1 AJAX

  6. nelson

    February 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    man u is going to win 2-0.and nani park is going to come from bench

  7. Rumel Miah

    February 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    De gea
    Rafael,Jones,Ferdinand,evra
    Nani,cleverly,giggs,young
    Berba,Chico

    Either way whatever Sir Alex decides
    We should still win based on agg

  8. man utd

    February 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    de gea – rafael – jones – ferdinand – evra -nani – pogba – cleverley – young – berbatov – chicha
    ..
    if i was DAF this wud b my line up fr 2daes clash

  9. olanrewaju daud yahya

    February 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    with d caliber of player we have presently,man-u will definately trash ajax. I pray and hope we dont suffer any more injuries. Pls S A F,dont let pogba go.

  10. oscar

    February 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    man u to win 5-0 hat trick 4 hernandez

  11. christopher

    February 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    whateva selection sir Alex Chapman Ferguson makes,they will defeat dis Ajax side.He should rest some key players 4 d weekend’s game.Gudluck utd.

  12. ousman

    February 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    man always win

  13. ousman

    February 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    man unitd team degdehe rafayel ferdinad*jons,evera,cleverly,anderson,nani,gigs,berbatov,daniwelbek

  14. John taidi

    February 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Paul pogba shld be given opportunity to shine.

  15. chinedu mburu

    February 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Man U for real to night nothing changes it dat I know for sure man U 3:0 Ajax

  16. Abdalla abdisamad

    February 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    All the best guys, we will win tonight

  17. SHAFIU ADO

    February 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Man u wil win ajax just like they did in d first leg

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