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Jose Mourinho's Manchester United could be even facing exit from the Europa League 2016-17Reuters

If we take a look at the Europa League 2016-17 Group A standings at the moment, Premier League giants Manchester United stand eliminated after four games. The Red Devils are third in the four-team group with Fenerbahce and Feyenoord occupying the top two positions.

United, who came close to bagging a morale-boosting win against Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend, but had to be content with a draw thanks to Olivier Giroud's late equaliser, take on Dutch giants Feyenoord in the return leg of their Europa League 2016-17 fixture on Thursday.

The first leg fixture in Rotterdam saw Jose Mourinho's men go down 1-0 to the Dutch side owing to a goal from Tonny Vilhena. Getting to exact a revenge on Feyenoord is paramount for Wayne Rooney and co now if they wish to see themselves in the round of 16 of the European competition this season.

Here's why:

  • If Fenerbahçe win and United lose, Fenerbahçe are through
  • If Feyenoord and Fenerbahçe both win, United and Zorya(from Group A) will both be out

"It was not a good game for us against Feyenoord [in September], but now we're playing at home, we want to win – we have to win," said United full back Matteo Darmian to MUTV.

Team news

Manchester United: Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set for an appearance in the month along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho has confirmed. The injury list consists Eric Bailly (knee) and Chris Smalling (toe).

Feyenoord: Defenders Terence Kongolo (hamstring), Sven van Beek (foot) and goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer (achilles injury) are ruled out owing to injuries.

Expected starting XI

Man Utd: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Bailey, Rojo; Pogba, Herrera; Mata, Rooney, Rashford; Ibrahimovic.

Feyenoord: Jones; Van der Heijden, Nelom, Botteghin, Karsdorp; El Ahmadi, Kujit, Vilhena; Elia, Jorgensen, Toornstra.


Manchester United vs Feyenoord is scheduled to kick off at 8:05 p.m. BST (1:35 a.m. IST [Friday], 3:05 p.m. EST) on November 24.

Where to watch live

India: TV: Ten 2, Ten 1 HD. Live streaming: Ten Sports live.

UK: TV: BT Sport 2. Live streaming: BT Sport live.

USA: TV: ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports 1. Live streaming: Fox Sports Go, Watch ESPN.

Netherlands: TV: Fox Sports 2.

Live streaming (subscription needed): MUTV.

Live score: Twitter.