Anthony Martial states his prediction for Zorya v Man United

Anthony Martial warns his Manchester United team-mates to be ready for a tricky test against Zorya

Anthony Martial has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they are in for a stern examination of their Europa League credentials when they take on Zorya on Thursday night.

Jose Mourinho’s side head to Ukraine knowing that a point would be enough to book their place in the knockout phase of Europe’s second tier club competition.

United have been struggling for form in recent weeks and were held to yet another draw in the Premier League at Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils have come in for criticism for failing to perform in the top flight and Mourinho’s men have only won two of their last 10 Premier League games.

With Manchester United’s hopes of finishing in the top four in doubt, winning the Europa League could end up being one of their best chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

However, Martial is wary of the threat posed by Zorya ahead of Thursday’s game.

Speaking to MUTV, Martial said: “We’re expecting a difficult encounter. Things went quite well for us in the home game but it’ll be different over there.

“They’ll be in front of their own supporters and will be determined to make life difficult for us to get a result, so we’ll be on our guard.”

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