AZ Alkmaar vs Manchester United: Match preview
This could be one of the more interesting matches in Round 2 of the Europa League, as AZ Alkmaar plays very well, especially in the Dutch Championship.
Man.United has been struggling on all fronts and they are only in the middle of the Premier League standings with only two wins. AZ Alkmaar is a great third in the Dutch Championship. They have drawed in the first round of EL, in which Man.United celebrated, and this will be their first match against each other.
AZ Alkmaar team news:
AZ Alkmaar had to play three Europa League rounds and they did not lose those six matches. They left Belgrade without defeat in the first round of the group stage as they draw 2: 2 with Partizan. Alkmaar was leading and then stayed with the player less due to Svensson’s exclusion and problems arose.
They received two goals, but still managed score another draw goal. In the Dutch Championship six wins in the first eight rounds and only one defeat. In the last round, they won Heracles 2-0 and it was their third triumph in a row. Now there will be no Svensson and Gudmundsson in the squad.
Probable starting lineup: Bizot – Sugawara, Vlaar, Wuytens, Wijndal – Midtsjo, Koopmeiners – Stengs, de Wit, Idrissi – Boadu
Manchester United team news:
Manchester United continues with modest games this season in all competitions. They even struggled with Rochdale in the League Cup, and in the first round of the European League big problems with Astana and a 1-0 home win.
There are only two triumphs in the Championship and again both in front of their fans. When playing as guest, they are noticeably weaker but also failed to celebrate at Old Trafford on Monday.
In the derby they played with Arsenal and led with a nice goal by McTominaya, but they did not keep the lead and it has finished 1: 1. They are only 10th on the table with many points behind the leading teams. Coach Solskjaer will, as usual, mix the cards around the squad for the Europa League match.
Probable starting lineup: Romero – Young, Tuanzebe, Jones, Rojo – Fred, Matic – Mata, Lingard, Chong – Greenwood
And if they were in the strongest lineup, the guests would have problems in this match. AZ Alkmaar plays great and they have home field advantage, while Man.United plays especially poorly when away. They will hardly win. The draw is fairly certain with an advantage for AZ Alkmaar.
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