Club Brugge vs Manchester United prediction: How will Europa League fixture play out?

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Manchester United begin their Europa League knockout campaign against Club Brugge on Thursday evening. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are on the up after beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, narrowing the gap on the top four to just three points.

Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo could make his full debut for the club if Solskjaer looks to rotate his squad ahead of Sunday’s fixture against Watford.

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Brugge are runaway leaders in Belgium, nine points clear of Gent, but are dealing with the loss of their star midfielder Sander Berge to Sheffield United.

Here is everything you need to know:


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40/51 Emre Can (Juventus)

41/51 Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)

42/51 Hwang Hee-chan (Salzburg)

43/51 Moussa Dembele (Lyon)

44/51 Timo Werner (Leipzig)

45/51 Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)

46/51 Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)

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When is it?

The match kicks off at 17.55 at Jan Breydel Stadium on Thursday 20 February.

How can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2.

Team news

Victor Lindelof remains a doubt due to illness, while Odion Ighalo is in line to make his full debut for the club. Scott McTominay could return to the starting line-up, while Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford remain sidelined.

Predicted line-ups

Brugge: Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Deli; Diatta, Vanaken, Balanta, Vormer, Ricca; Dennis, Krmencik

United: Romero; Dalot, Jones, Maguire, Williams; McTominay, Pereira; Greenwood, Fernandes, James; Ighalo

Odds

Brugge – 15/8

Draw – 21/10

United – 7/5

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