Manchester United vs Sheriff Tiraspol LIVE Football Score 2 Oct 2022

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About the match

Manchester United will endeavour to claim at least the point they need to make it into the knockout rounds of the Europa League when they tackle Sheriff Tiraspol in Group E on Thursday night.

The Red Devils sit three points behind the perfect Real Sociedad in second place, while the Moldovan visitors to Old Trafford are third in the group having claimed just one win so far.

Having acted as Man United’s midfield general during their clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Casemiro made a crucial contribution at the other end of the field to rescue a last-gasp point for the Red Devils after Jorginho had opened the scoring from the spot.

Scott McTominay mindlessly brought Armando Broja down in the box to present Jorginho with the chance to break the deadlock, but Casemiro’s header met both the fingers of Kepa Arrizabalaga and the inside of the post before trickling over the line and sparking jubilant scenes from the away end.

Erik ten Hag‘s men are still playing catchup in the race for a top-four place, and it is a similar story in the Europa League, with Real Sociedad still sitting pretty at the top of Group E with 12 points as Man United occupy the runners-up spot at present.

A magnificent showing from stand-in Omonia goalkeeper Francis Uzoho ultimately went unrewarded on matchday four, as McTominay crashed home the late winner to leave Man United needing just a point from their final two games to advance to the knockout rounds.

The Red Devils enter Thursday’s game having gone unbeaten in their last six games in all tournaments, and despite going down to Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on September 8, not since the 1996-97 Champions League have Man United lost two group-stage European games in a single campaign at the Theatre of Dreams.

recent switch to a three-man backline has not had the desired effect for Sheriff Tiraspol, who began life in the Europa League with an eye-catching 3-0 win over Omonia, but the Moldovan powerhouses have since struggled to mix with the Group E big boys.

After being put to the sword 2-0 by Man United on matchday two, Sheriff has since suffered a pair of similarly comprehensive defeats to Real Sociedad by an aggregate score of 5-0, and any slim hopes the visitors have of making the knockout rounds will be dashed if they fail to win at Old Trafford.

Maksym Koval has recently lost his place in goal to Dumitru Celeadnic, who should start at Old Trafford, while Atiemwen could join Rasheed Akanbi and Felipe Vizeu in the final third upon his return.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford

Sheriff Tiraspol possible starting lineup:
Celeadnic; Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo; Guedes, Badolo, Salifu, Heron; Akanbi, Vizeu, Atiemwen

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