·14 September 2022
·14 September 2022
The Premier League side's European campaign got off to a poor start with them losing to Real Sociedad. Sheriff on the other hand beat Omonia Nicosia 3-0 away from home.
Erik ten Hag's team will be in a precarious position if they can't claim victory in their second match, and given they won't be playing for over two weeks after it with their game against Leeds postponed, they likely won't be holding anything back in their efforts to do so.
Here's all you need to know ahead of the game.
Sheriff head into the match with no major injury concerns, with goalkeeper Dumitru Celeadnic the only play definitely unavailable having tested positive for COVID-19.
They rested a number of players at the weekend, rotating their side for the league match, so should be back to full strength against Man Utd.
Sheriff Tiraspol Starting 11 (4-3-3): Koval; Zohouri, Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo; Badolo, Kyabou, Diop; Ouattara, Atiemwen, Akanbi.Bench: Panagi, Uzoho, Kitsos, Yuste, Psaltis, Kousoulos, Bachirou, Bezus, Ansarifard, Papoulis, Loizou, Zachariou.
Ten Hag rotated his team against Real Sociedad, resting a number of players, but is unlikely to do so again. The team need to win, and with the side not playing last weekend and not playing in the upcoming one, there's no reason for the manager not to put out the strongest starting XI possible.
Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Donny van de Beek will almost definitely be unavailable again due to injuries, while Marcus Rashford is also absent from the squad due to an injury.
Manchester United Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.Bench: Dubravka, Heaton, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Fredricson, McTominay, Fred, Iqbal, Elanga, Garnacho, McNeill.
Sheriff are strong at the back, conceding just one goal in their last eight games, and manager Neil Lennon has experience of facing big clubs in Europe.
Given that, it won't be an easy match for Man Utd, but in need of a win and playing their strongest XI, the Premier League side should have enough quality to get the job done.
It may not be by as big a margin as some would expect, but Ten Hag and co will most likely head home with three points in the bag.
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