Manchester United vs Real Sociedad predicted lineups: team news ahead of Europa League game

Casemiro could get his first start at Manchester United, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire may be recalled when the club begins their Europa League season tonight.

Erik ten Hag’s side have won their last four Premier League games to bounce back from back-to-back defeats to open the season and the manager has been reluctant to make changes to a winning streak.

But the Europa League return offers Ten Hag a chance to make some changes as Casemiro has been pushing for more minutes since arriving from Real Madrid.

The midfielder came on as a substitute in United’s last three wins, while Ronaldo and Maguire have not been in the starting XI since the club’s 4-0 defeat by Brentford last month.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When does Manchester United play Real Sociedad?

The game will kick off at 20:00 BST on Thursday 8 September at Old Trafford.

How can I view it?

It is shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 19:15. BT Sport customers can also stream the game live on the BT Sport website and mobile app.

What’s new from the team?

Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be out, but Donny van de Beek and Luke Shaw could return. Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire could return to the team while Casemiro could get his first start for United.

The visitors are without Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal but have former Manchester City midfielder David Silva at their disposal.

Expected Lineups

Manchester United: Dubravka; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred, Van de Beek; Antonius, Ronaldo, Elanga

Real Sociedad: Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Elustondo, Munoz; Mendez, Zubimendi, Merino; Silva; Sadik, Sorloth


Manchester United: 8/11

Tie: 3/1

Real Sociedad: 9/2


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