The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Thursday, November 07 2019
Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
Europa League form guide
Manchester United: WDW
Previous Meetings In All Competitions
Partizan 0—1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—0 Partizan
Partizan 2—0 Manchester United
Manchester United wins: 2
Partizan wins: 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matić ruled out.
Lazar Marković ruled out.
Know the opposition
Fudbalski klub Partizan, commonly referred to as Partizan Belgrade outside of Serbia, or simply as Partizan, is a Serbian professional football club based in Belgrade. It forms a major part of the Partizan multi-sport club. The club plays in the Serbian SuperLiga and has spent its entire history in the top tier of Yugoslav and Serbian football having won a total of 45 official trophies: 27 national championships, 16 national cups, 1 national supercup, 1 Mitropa Cup finishing in the Yugoslav league all-time table as second. Partizan was founded on 4 October 1945 in Belgrade, as a football section of the Central House of the Yugoslav Army “Partizan”, and was named in honor of the Partisans, the communist military formation who fought against fascism during World War II in Yugoslavia. The club was formed and initially managed by the group of young high officers of the Yugoslav People's Army and veterans of the Spanish Civil War.
In 1958, the club left way behind 13 years of playing in blue-red kits and adopted the now famous black and white colors. The change in the club's image and appearance was followed by radical changes in the playing squad. The number of young players, offspring of Partizan's own youth ranks known as Partizanove bebe (The Partizan's babies), soon emerged into one of the best generations Europe's ever seen. The 1965–66 European Cup campaign was the crown of this generation's career. The semi-finals would see Partizan taking part in an emotional tie that would bring Manchester United, in their first season back in the European Cup after the Munich air disaster, returning to the scene of their final game, at the JNA Stadium. Partizan won the first leg, and resisted the heavy pressure on Old Trafford, conceding only once; with a 2–1 aggregate scoreline, they eliminated the English giants. The final game was played on 11 May at Heysel Stadium, Brussels. Until the 70th minute, Partizan was 1–0 up through a goal by Velibor Vasović, but ultimately lost 2–1 to Real Madrid.
Partizan has a long-standing rivalry with Red Star Belgrade. Matches between these two clubs are known as the Eternal Derby ("Večiti derbi") and rate as one of the greatest cross-town clashes in the world. The club plays its home games at the Partizan Stadium.