Manchester United turned a significant corner in Jose Mourinho’s reign with their 2-0 win over Premier League leaders Chelsea at the weekend, and will now look to kick on from that when they face Anderlecht in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final.
The Red Devils, frustrated by a late equaliser from the Belgian side in the first leg know that a win or a goalless draw will be enough to see them through having got the away goal in the first leg, however, Mourinho will be keen to ensure that it doesn’t come down to that.
One name to look out for in the visiting squad is young midfielder, and captain in the first leg, Youri Tielemans, who is being mooted as a potential addition to the Premier League next season.
The 19-year-old, who made his debut for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium team before Christmas, is famed for scoring awe inspiring goals and will be crucial if the visitors are to upset the odds at Old Trafford and get their name into the hat for the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, in the United camp, Mourinho will be looking to his own star midfielder, Paul Pogba, to step up and make the difference on Thursday night.
Here is how the duo compare in this season’s Europa League…