The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Thursday, February 18 2021
Kickoff Time - 1755 Hrs GMT
Venue - Juventus Stadium, Turin
Europa League Form Guide
Manchester United: N/A
Real Sociedad: LWDDD
Previous Meetings in European Competitions
Real Sociedad 0–0 Manchester United
Manchester United 1–0 Real Sociedad
All-Time Record in European Competitions
Manchester United wins: 1
Real Sociedad wins: 0
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Paul Pogba and Phil Jones ruled out.
Miguel Ángel Moyá and Luca Sangalli ruled out.
Know the opposition
Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D., more commonly referred to as Real Sociedad or La Real, is a Spanish professional sports club in the city of San Sebastián, Basque Country. Football was introduced to San Sebastián in the early 1900s by students and workers returning from Britain. In 1904, they formed the San Sebastian Recreation Club and in 1905 the club competed in the Copa del Rey. In May 1905, the San Sebastian Football Club was formed as a separate branch of the club. In 1909, it applied to enter the Copa del Rey but complications over registration permits saw them compete as Club Ciclista de San Sebastián. This team defeated Club Español de Madrid 3–1 in the final. Out of the confusion, the Sociedad de Futbol was formed on 7 September 1909. Subsequently, the club was a founder member of La Liga in 1929.
Traditionally the club followed a policy (similar to that of its rival Athletic) of signing only Basque players, before signing Republic of Ireland forward John Aldridge in 1989. While a strong Basque contingent has been retained among its players, nowadays both non-Basque Spaniards and foreign players are represented at the club. Its youth section subsequent to the all-Basque era has still been very successful in developing internationally renowned players, such as World Cup winners Xabi Alonso and Antoine Griezmann. Real Sociedad won the Liga title in 1980–81 and 1981–82, and last finished runner-up in 2002–03. The club has also won the Copa del Rey twice, in 1909 and 1987. It contests the Basque derby against rivals Athletic Bilbao, and plays its home games at the Anoeta Stadium.
Adnan Januzaj (2011—17)