Following the end of the FIFA World Cup, top European leagues are all set to resume and Manchester United kick things off with a game against Burnley in the EFL Cup.

Manchester United host Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday needing just a point to guarantee a spot in the Europa League knockout stages.

Man United were 2-0 winners in the first leg in September with goals from Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The latter has been out of favor since and recently walked off the pitch in a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Erik Ten Hag’s side are second in Group E with 9 points, three adrift of leaders Real Sociedad, who have not lost a game.

Sheriff are in third with 3 points and need an unrealistic two wins in their last two games if they are to qualify.

United have lost only one of their last 20 UEFA Europa League matches at Old Trafford, a 1-0 defeat at home against Sociedad this season.

Sheriff have lost their last 3 matches in the UEFA Europa League and have failed to find the back of the net in each of these matches.

Will this be another routine win for the English Premier League side? Make your predictions here.

What time does Man United vs Sheriff start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Old Trafford.

Man United vs Sheriff team news

Raphael Varane is the latest on the injury list after being taken off against Chelsea at the weekend with a knee injury.

Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are both expected to start in midfield for the hosts.

Up front, Sancho will start alongside Marcus Rashford.

Iyayi Atiemwen and Moussa Kyabou are both eligible to return for the visitors after both serving suspensions.

Rasheed Akanbi and Felipe Vizeu will maintain their places in the starting XI to lead the attacking line.

Man United vs Sheriff head to head

The home team won the only match that has ever been played between these two sides.

Man United vs Sheriff current form

The hosts are unbeaten in their last 5 games and have dropped points twice in that run.

Meanwhile, Sheriff have won 3 games and lost 2 in that run.

Man United vs Sheriff prediction

Sheriff are not expected to cause much of a threat to the hosts and Man United are tipped as favorites to win on the night.

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