The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Thursday, December 08 2016
Kickoff Time - 1800 Hrs GMT
Venue - Stadion Chornomorets, Odessa
Europa League form guide
2. Manchester United: LWWLW
4. Zorya Luhansk: DLLDL
Manchester United 1 : 0 Zorya Luhansk
Manchester United wins: 1
Zorya Luhansk wins: 0
Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling ruled out. Bastian Schweinsteiger not registered with the Europa League squad. Luke Shaw doubtful.
Mykyta Kamenyuka ruled out. Eduard Sobol suspended.
Know the opposition
Zorya Luhansk, formerly known as Zorya Voroshilovgrad and Zorya-MALS, is a Ukranian professional football club based in Luhansk, playing in the Ukrainian Premier League. The first Luhansk team was created in the Russian Empire in 1908 when the workers of the Russischen Maschinenbaugesellschaft Hartmann created the "Society of wise recreations". In 1923 the workers of the Luhansk steam train factory of the October Revolution (hence – the club's logo with a locomotive) organized their football team "Metalist" which became the forerunner of today's Zorya.
In 1936 the football teams "Metalist" and "Dynamo" united into the united Luhansk city team which next year was given the name Dzerzhynets, which won the league in 1938 and was admitted into the Soviet First League. After a delayed revival post World War II, Zorya reformed on 10 April 1964 as the Soviet Football Federation issued its decision about merger of two clubs "Trudovi Rezervy" and OR Factory team (SC Zorya) into FC Zorya Voroshilovhrad. Today, the modern club considers the factory team as its predecessor that was established back in 1923.