As they battle for what could be a Champions League qualification spot in the English Premier League, Manchester United take a detour on Thursday when they fight for survival in the 2019/2020 UEFA Europa League. After leaving Belgium last Thursday on level terms at 1-1, United now host 15-time Belgian First Division titlists Club Brugge KV in a winner-take-all match for advancement out of the Round of 32.
Last season, Brugge exited the Europa League at this same stage, falling to German side Salzburg FC — while Manchester United pressed onward to the UEFA Champions league quarterfinals where they were eliminated by FC Barcelona. The English team comes into Thursday’s match in an advantageous position, holding on to an away goal scored in Belgium by Anthony Martial last week.
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