Manchester United week went from bad to worse as they found themselves a goal down against dutch side Feyenoord in the Europa League group game. Mourinho made as many as 8 changes in the starting lineup but players failed to take initiatve and never looked like scoring. Feyenoord on the other hand defended pretty good and found a way to goal late in second half through Tonny Vilhenal.
Match Highlights (English)
Jose Mourinho Post Match Interview:
Feyenoord 1-0 Manchester United Highlights
[ UEFA Europa League 2016-17 ]
79′ 1 – 0 Tonny Vilhena scored after slick counter attack move to put home side in lead.
There is a massive pressure at Manchester United player and coaching staff as United are going through a period where they need to get back to the level they were under Sir Alex. But the job has become harder as other clubs has also strengthen over the last couple of years Jose Mourinho has a huge task to get United back on winning ways. Now they failed to qualify for Champions League last season but this Europa League campaign might set them up nicely for next year and Jose can afford to play fringe players in this competition to keep the squad fresh and happy.
Team News & Starting Lineups: Mourinho has rested the likes of Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitarya and Jesse Lingard which means we might see several changes in the starting lineup. Rashford is certain to start alongside Martial and Ibrahimovic while Mata, Herrera might also get a chance one way or the other. Below is the possible starting lineups of both teams.
Feyenoord on the other hand has made absolute superb start in the Dutch Eredivisie winning all five of their opening league games and they will certainly provide a difficult game for United on Thursday night. Its widely expected Jose Mourinho will use Europa League for his fringe players and might only take it serious if they get far in the tournament just to make sure main players stay fresh for important league game.
The match will be early kickoff on Thursday evening starting at around 17:00 uk time and BT Sports will have live coverage in the UK but if you don’t have access to live action you can always tune in here for short match highlights after the game is over.