Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Man United v Partizan Belgrade
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 win against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday night
Charlie Nicholas is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 win against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Red Devils will be looking to return to winning ways in the Europa League following their 1-0 loss to Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium at the weekend.
Manchester United have collected seven points from their opening three Europa League games to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in a strong position to reach the round of 16.
The 20-time English champions are two points ahead of Dutch side AZ Alkmaar following Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade in Serbia last month.
Sky Sports pundit Nicholas is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
“We keep going around the houses for Manchester United,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“Jeff Stelling asked if they had turned a corner but none of us could see it, they have not developed yet. Anthony Martial is back and Marcus Rashford is finding some form, while Scott McTominay has been playing well, apparently. I would say he has been playing better. He has probably been Manchester United’s most consistent player.
“Elsewhere, Harry Maguire is struggling and so are the full-backs. The young players are striving a bit, but it is a hard environment for them. But Martial will turn up here and it should be an easy enough night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.”
Man United have appeared in three previous Uefa Europa League campaigns, but this is only their second group stage start, the previous one three seasons ago having ended in outright victory under manager Jose Mourinho against Ajax in Stockholm.
Manchester United exited in the round of 16 on their other two participations in the Europa League tournament.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last ten Uefa Europa League home games (W8 D2), registering four wins out of four at Old Trafford in the group stage.
They are currently on a run of 14 matches in the competition without defeat – four shy of the all-time record set last season by domestic rivals Chelsea.
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