Manchester United return to Europa League action on Thursday when they face FC Rostov in the first leg of their last 16 clash (6pm kick-off).
Jose Mourinho’s men breezed past Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate in the last 32 to get to this stage of the competition, and they have been rewarded with a trip to FC Rostov in the first leg on Thursday.
Rostov are currently fifth in the Russian Premier League having won just two of their last five league games, yet finished third in their Champions League group this term ahead of PSV Eindhoven to qualify for the Europa League.
The stand-out moment of their Champions League campaign was beating five-times champions Bayern Munich 3-2 at home, which is a clear indication of their ability, and something Mourinho is sure to be aware of ahead of Thursday’s clash.
However, United have been in fine form for a while now, and stretched their unbeaten Premier League run to 17 games following a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
The League Cup winners are still in the race for the top four as well as the FA Cup, so Mourinho is likely to make a few changes to his side in Rostov, so here are THREE players who deserve a chance in the Europa League on Thursday…