Europa League Group A

FC Zorya Luhansk 0:2 Manchester United

Chornomorets Stadium

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    ..... VS


    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


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 1 : 0 Zorya Luhansk


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins: 1
    Zorya Luhansk wins: 0
    Draws: 0


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho


    Yuriy Vernydub

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    Team News

    Manchester United

    Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling ruled out. Bastian Schweinsteiger not registered with the Europa League squad. Luke Shaw doubtful.

    Zorya Luhansk

    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.


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    tentan

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    Strong team. This is our only chance of qualifying for the Champions league next season.
     

    ClosetDevil

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    We don't deserve to be in the Champions league. It's more champions. Not these bunch of pansies.
     

    The Stain

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    Hello darkness, my old friend. We're a cup team so maybe we can fluke it.
     

    Pexbo

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    Who cares
     

    Sandikan

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    Need to make sure in this one, while not rucking ourselves up for Tottenham on Sunday
     

    top1whoisman

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    West Ham has lost 5 out of their 6 away games.

    Then they played us.

    And didn't lose.

    I can see Zorya getting something from this.
    Yes and then they lost 4-1 to us. But yeah, expecting a crappy draw.
     

    Treble

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    This is going to be a very difficult game. The conditions won't be ideal, to put it mildly.
     

    Hojoon

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    I think I've heard the commentators say our last 8 away games in Europe have been 7 losses and 1 draw. We'll probably rest a few players for Spurs so we could worsen that record.
     

    Yagami

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    Hopefully José realises this is our only route to the CL next year and goes all in. It's been evident for a while which is why I've been glad we've been using Carrick in this competition more than the PL.
     

    12OunceEpilogue

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    I think we'll batter them by a few goals and all be excited for the Spurs game, which will be a draw or a defeat.
     

    TMDaines

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    Hope we can finally turn our European away form around here, but not convinced we will – and I'd almost be saying that regardless of opposition. I'd suggest this may wel be one of the more difficult teams to pick prior to seeing who travels and press conferences, but I'd want the first XI sans Carrick.
     

    bosnian_red

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    Europa League should be main priority this season, along with EFL Cup and FA cup. Seriously. It's been obvious for over a month that we aren't getting anywhere in the league this season. Hope to see something like this:

    Rooney
    Martial Mata Mkhitaryan
    Pogba Herrera
    Blind Jones Bailly Valencia
    De Gea​
    Normally would play Ibra, but Rooney is back for this so play him. Also want the midfield and attacking mid to all be that, so Rooney has to go top.
     

    bosnian_red

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    Honestly, I don't give a feck one bit about this match nor this competition.
    You should get excited really. It's our best hope to get into the CL next season, and is actually a good competition these days. Plus would put us in the European Super cup next year (along with CL as said). Not sure why anyone would give a feck about the league games because we aren't getting anywhere in that competition. It's all about the cups this season.
     

    kouroux

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    You should get excited really. It's our best hope to get into the CL next season, and is actually a good competition these days. Plus would put us in the European Super cup next year (along with CL as said). Not sure why anyone would give a feck about the league games because we aren't getting anywhere in that competition. It's all about the cups this season.
    I think the chances of joining the CL through the Europa league are as low as through the league because we don't have the team to win it. We aren't good enough at all.
     

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    We'll murder them, that's just how we are right now.
     

    bosnian_red

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    I think the chances of joining the CL through the Europa league are as low as through the league because we don't have the team to win it. We aren't good enough at all.
    Who do you think is better in the Europa League? Mourinho always does well in cups too. I think we are clearly the best side in it so we have to go for it.
     

    Yagami

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    We won't win the thing. Nowhere near good enough as it is and when the CL teams join the draw....
    I don't for one second think we're good enough to win this but I still hope José gives it everything because it's our only route into the CL.
     

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    In the world of top flight football it doesn't get much bleaker than tea time kick-offs on a Thursday in the arse end of the Ukraine.
     

    Todd

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    So, a win or a draw and we're through, if I'm reading the graphic that Raw posted correctly?

    If I were Mou I'd throw the kitchen sink at this one because the Europa is the only way we're getting CL football next season.
     
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Player Ratings

6.2 Total Average Rating

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Score Predictions

395,44,100
  • Man Utd win
  • Zorya win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 23% Zorya 0:2 Man Utd
  • 14% Zorya 0:3 Man Utd
  • 12% Zorya 1:1 Man Utd
  • 10% Zorya 0:1 Man Utd
  • 8% Zorya 1:2 Man Utd
  • 8% Zorya 1:3 Man Utd
  • 6% Zorya 0:0 Man Utd
  • 4% Zorya 0:4 Man Utd
  • 4% Zorya 0:5 Man Utd
  • 3% Zorya 5:0 Man Utd
  • 3% Zorya 1:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Zorya 1:4 Man Utd
  • 1% Zorya 2:1 Man Utd
  • 1% Zorya 2:2 Man Utd
  • 1% Zorya 3:1 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 4:0 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 2:3 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 2:0 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 4:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 5:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 3:0 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 1:5 Man Utd
  • 0% Zorya 3:5 Man Utd
Compiled from 539 predictions.
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Match Stats

  1. Zorya
  2. Man Utd
Possession
29% 71%
Shots
6 19
Shots on Target
2 7
Corners
2 9
Fouls
5 8

Referee

Tamás Bognar