Manchester United travel to Belgium on Thursday night for their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg clash against RSC Anderlecht (20:05).
The Red Devils, who comfortably defeated rock-bottom Sunderland in the Premier League standings on Sunday afternoon to move up to fifth in the league standings, are the only British team left in the European second-tier competition, having already fought off AS Saint-Etienne and FC Rostov respectively in the knockout stages.
With United still four points adrift of arch rivals and fourth placed Manchester City in the top-flight table, with a game in hand, perhaps manager Jose Mourinho’s best chance of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season is to go all out and win the Europa League.
Ahead of kick-off, the ‘Special One’ is set to welcome back Antonio Valencia to his matchday squad following an ankle injury, although number one goalkeeper David De Gea is still struggling with a hip problem.
With United determined to come away with a positive result from Belgium tomorrow night, here is THREE players that Mourinho should start to ensure his side remain on track for Europa League success…