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Our analysis for today on this featured match as Saint-Etienne visits Old Trafford today is based on the form of Manchester united.


This is the first leg of the round of 32 in the Europa League.
You can recall Manchester united finishing top-second in Group A of the series ahead of Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk.
The toppers of their group was fernabache and Manchester united was just a point behind them.

Manchester united has been unbeatable in their last 16 games. Plus, in their last 22 games they have been defeated not more than once.

Saint Etienne has risen in Group C also with an unbeaten record.
They recorded all 12 points in 6 games in the Europa League in Group C way above Anderlecht.
In the French league they are on 5th position with a point behind Lyon.

Match Facts

  • This is St Etienne’s first game against English opponents since they faced Ipswich in the 1981 UEFA Cup quarter-final. They’ve lost all three of their away games on English soil (vs Liverpool, Man Utd and Ipswich).
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 14 European home games (W11 D3), since a 1-2 defeat against Real Madrid in March 2013.
  • The French side are unbeaten in their last 10 games in all European competition (W5 D5). They last had a longer run between 2005 and 2009 (12 games).
  • Jose Mourinho has won eight of his 10 home games as manager in the UEFA Cup/Europa League (D1 L1). Indeed, the last time he was in the competition, he won it (2002-03 with Porto).
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more goals against St Etienne than he has against any other side in his career (14).


Here is the possible lineup and formation anticipated.
Manchester United vs Saint Etienne

  

Manchester United: De Gea; Blind, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia; Pogba, Herrera; Rashford, Mkhitaryan, Lingard; Ibrahimovic

Saint-Etienne: Ruffier; Malcuit, Theophile, Perrin, Pogba; Pajot, Veretout; Jorginho, Saivet, Monnet-Paquet; Hamouma

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