Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After holding Club Brugge to a draw at Jan Breydelstadion, Manchester United will be looking to book their place in the Europa League last 16 when they take on the Belgian outfit at their Old Trafford. The Red Devils are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at the “Theatre of Dreams” in the Europa League.
Even though Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba remain in the recovery room, we are tempted to put our money on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges. Club Brugge, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. A man to watch in the away team will be Nigeria international Dennis, but he is unlikely to help the Belgians spoil Man Utd’s party at Old Trafford in the return leg.
Highlighted Player (David de Gea):
David De Gea Quintana, born on 7th of November 1990 in Madrid is a Spanish football player which is currently playing for Manchester United. De Gea’s length is 192cm and is the goalkeeper for the national team of Spain as well.
De Gea started his career at Atletico Madrid B and after playing for Atletico Madrid for 2 seasons he got transferred to Manchester United for 20 million euro. David de Gea made his debut for the national team in June 2014.David de Gea won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid in 2009/2010 and the Premier League with Manchester United in 2012/2013.
At the moment David de Gea can be considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is involved many transfer rumours every transfer period. David de Gea played for more than 300 games on the highest level already.
Highlighted Team (Club Brugge):
Founded in 1891, Belgium giants Club Brugge are one of the most decorated football clubs in the country. Also known as Blauw-Zwart due to their Blue and Black colours, Club Brugge have been crown champions of Belgium on 14 occasions which is second to Anderlecht.
Through their long-lasting history Club Brugge have enjoyed fair amount of European success.to this day in football history Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participation in the UEFA Europa league – 20. The Blauw-Zwart have reached two European finals and two semi-finals so far. What is more, Club Brugge are the only Belgian side ever to play in the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the 1978 season.
Two years prior, Club Brugge lost the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same rivals. Club Brugge play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium, which is also home to city rivals Cercle Brugge. The two sides form a formidable rivalry contested in the Bruges Derby.