Our match prediction:
Midtjylland, who have yet to play a competitive match in 2016, face English giants Manchester United in the Europa League last 32 first leg. The Danish outfit failed to impress in the group stages, but thanks to a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge the team made it to the knockout stages of the competition. Midtjylland face an uphill task in the first leg and seeing that they were outclassed by Napoli (1-4, 0-5) in the group stages, we would not be surprised if the Red Devils emerge triumphant in Thursday’s match at MCH Arena. Louis van Gaal’s men aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Sunderland and no doubt the Old Trafford outfit will give their best to get back on course with a victory over Midtjylland. Man Utd are on a three-match losing run in the Europa League, but we predict that the Red Devils are going to put an end to the negative trend on Thursday evening.
Highligted Player (Martial):
Anthony Martial is a French football player born on the 5th of December 1995 in Lyonnais. Martial started playing for CO Les Ulis before Olympique Lyonnais picked him up. After only 1 season playing for Olympique AS Monaco signed Martial for 3 seasons. After 2 seasons Manchester United transferred Martial for 50 million euro which makes Martial the most expensive teenage football player in the world. Right after Martial’s transfer to Manchester United he made his debut for the French national team on the 4th of September 2015. Martial is known for his speed and agility and being an easy scoring striker. Despite not having a lot of experience on the highest level of football Martial is showing to be very secure about his qualities. After the first couple of games playing for AS Monaco, Manchester United and the French national team Martial is showing to be able to handle the pressure. Anthony Martial didn’t won any big prizes for any of the teams he played for. If the young French striker continues his current form he will be one of the biggest football players in the upcoming years.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles. A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.