Manchester United return to Europa League action on Thursday as they travel to take on Club Brugge in their last-32 first-leg tie.   

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face the Belgian side just 72 hours after their impressive 2-0 Premier League win at Chelsea.

That victory was vital in the Red Devils’ hunt for Champions League qualification as they hope to avoid playing Europa League football again next term.

United advanced to this stage by topping their group with 13 points from a possible 18, while their opponents have dropped out of the Champions League after finishing third in a group containing Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite being favourites for the tie, Solskjaer will know that any side dropping out of Europe’s elite competition won’t be easy to beat.

So which players will the Norwegian task with the challenge of getting a result to take back to Old Trafford? Here we predict the United boss’ XI…

Goalkeeper: Having played four of United’s six group games, we think Solskjaer will opt to select his ‘cup’ ‘keeper Sergio Romero in order to give David de Gea a break.

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