The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Thursday, February 27 2020
Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
Europa League form guide
Manchester United: WWLWD
Club Brugge: D
Previous Meetings In All Competitions
Club Brugge 1—1 Manchester United
Club Brugge 0—4 Manchester United
Manchester United 3—1 Club Brugge
All-Time Record In All Competitions
Manchester United wins: 2
Club Brugge wins:
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford ruled out. Axel Tuanzebe doubtful.
Krépin Diatta ruled out.
Know the opposition
Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging, commonly referred to as just Club Brugge, and nicknamed Blauw-Zwart (Blue-Black) or FCB, is a football club based in Bruges in Belgium. The history of the club kicks off in 1891, the year that is earmarked as the founding year of the club. The first club was named Brugsche Footbal Club. In 1895, the national athletics sports union was founded, predecessor of the later national football association, under the name UBSSA (Union Belge des Sociétés de Sports Athlétiques); Brugsche FC was a founding member of the UBSSSA and as such took part in the first ever league campaign organized in Belgian football during the 1895/96 season.
One of the most decorated clubs in Belgian football, the club have been crowned Belgian league champions 15 times, second only to major rivals Anderlecht. Club Brugge has also enjoyed much European football success, reaching two European finals and two European semi-finals. Club Brugge is the only Belgian club to have played the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the final of the 1978 season. They also lost in the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same opponents. Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participations in the UEFA Europa League (20), the record number of Belgian Cups (11). and the record number of Belgian Super Cups (15).
The club enjoyed their most success under legendary Austrian manager Ernst Happel as he led the club to three straight league championships from 1975/76 to 1977/78 and a Belgian Cup victory in 1976/77. Like many historic clubs, Club Brugge contests rivalries with other Belgian clubs, whether at local (Cercle Brugge) or regional level (Gent and Antwerp) or nationally competitive (Anderlecht and Standard Liège), and it shares the Jan Breydel Stadium with city rival Cercle Brugge, with whom they contest the Bruges derby.