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Roma vs Man United: Europa League semi-final preview

A remarkable 6-2 first-leg win at Old Trafford has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & Co. all but confirmed for the final in Gdansk, where they will face Arsenal or Villarreal, but the head coach will hope his players are not distracted despite the heavy advantage.

The build-up to the game, United’s biggest of the season, has been dominated by the fallout from the fan protest against the Glazer family before Sunday’s visit of Liverpool. A number of supporters forced their way into Old Trafford to prompt the postponement of the game.

Date, time and venue

Roma vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Stadio Olimpico.

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How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Team news

Daniel James has not travelled with the United squad due to injury. The 23-year-old flyer was absent from the squad named for Sunday’s ultimately postponed Premier League clash against Liverpool.

James joins Anthony Martial and Phil Jones on the sidelines, with Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga named as part of the 24-man squad heading to Italy.

Manchester United squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Bishop, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Telles, Matic, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Mata, Diallo, Van De Beek, Elanga, Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani

Prediction: Roma 1-1 Manchester United

A truly remarkable first leg should likely lead to a far more reserved second. The tie is done, this will be Roma looking to take some sort of pride – if possible – from the game, while United see out the game.

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Man United wins: 5
  • Roma wins: 1
  • Draws: 1
  • Last meeting: Manchester United 6-2 Roma (29/04/2021)

Betting odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Roma to reach final: 50/1
  • Bruno Fernandes to score two or more: 13/2
  • Under 1.5 goals: 9/2

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