The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Thursday, December 12 2019
Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
Europa League form guide
Manchester United: WDWWL
AZ Alkmaar: DDWWD
Previous Meetings In All Competitions
AZ Alkmaar 0—0 Manchester United
Manchester United wins: N/A
AZ Alkmaar wins: N/A
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo and Paul Pogba ruled out.
Pantelis Chatzidiakos ruled out.
Know the opposition
Alkmaar Zaanstreek, better known as AZ Alkmaar or simply AZ, is a Dutch professional football club from Alkmaar and the Zaanstreek. The club plays in the Eredivisie, the highest professional football league in the Netherlands, and hosts home matches at the AFAS Stadion.
AZ was founded on 10 May 1967 as AZ '67, the result of a merger of Alkmaar '54 and FC Zaanstreek. Alkmaar '54 was founded as a professional team in April 1954 to play in the 10-team NBVB league, created because the KNVB refused to organize a professional league. FC Zaanstreek had been playing since 1910 as the Kooger Football Club (KFC). KFC had nearly become National Champion in 1934 through a narrow loss to Ajax in the finals. The team became professional in 1955. In 1964 the professional part of KFC was renamed FC Zaanstreek, while the amateurs played on as KFC.
AZ has won the Eredivisie twice, in 1980–81 under Georg Keßler and 2008–09 under former United manager Louis Van Gaal. In the same season as their first league title, they also reached the UEFA Cup Final, which they lost to Ipswich Town. In addition, the team has won the KNVB Cup on four occasions.