All Powerful Super Being
- Jun 13, 1999
Date - Thursday, 25 February 2016.
Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs GMT.
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester.
Europa League Form Guide
Manchester United: L
FC Midtjylland: LLLDW
FC Midtjylland 2-1 Manchester United
Manchester United wins - 0
FC Midtjylland wins - 1
Draws - 0
Louis Van Gaal
Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj, Matteo Darmian, Marouane Fellaini ruled out. Will Keane, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Jesse Lingard, David de Gea and Chris Smalling doubtful. Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia return to training but lack sharpness.
Johan Dahlin ruled out. Petter Andersson doubtful.
Know the opposition
Football Club Midtjylland - nicknamed Ulvene (The Wolves) and FCM - are a professional football club based in Herning and Ikast in the Western part of Jutland, Denmark. They were founded Johnny Rune and Steen Hessel - who wanted to unite the football clubs Ikast FS (founded 1935) and Herning Fremad (founded 1918) – clubs that for decades had been strong rivals, but had never played any significant role in Danish football. Ikast FS had some success in the late 70s and 80s, but that was about it. At least 10 years had passed with the two clubs being unable to agree on a merger, but on 6 April 1999, a deal was finalized and announced at a press conference the next day. In 2000 FC Midtjylland were promoted to the Danish Superliga, after a season in which the team had gathered more points than any other team in the history of the 1st division. In the 2014/ 2015 season of the Danish Superliga, FC Midtjylland were able to win their first major trophy as they took home the Danish Championship. During the season FC Midtjylland achieved an impressive 15 straight home ground victories on MCH Arena. The club is also famous for its 'Moneyball' approach when it comes to statistical analysis, and the recruitment of players.