Man Utd vs Ajax: Team News, Likely Line-up & Predicted Score
Man Utd welcome Ajax to Old Trafford tonight for the second leg of their Europa League tie. Here’s team news, likely line up and predicted score for the game.
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.
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.
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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