Manchester United are closing in on their second Europa League final in four years after hammering opponents Roma in the first-leg. The Red Devils were installed as tournament favourites after bowing out of the Champions League at the group stage and have yet to taste defeat in eight matches.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 6 May, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Roma vs. Manchester United: BT Sport 3
Last time: Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani hit braces in the 6-2 thrashing at Old Trafford.
Roma v Manchester United Predictions and Preview
Maurizio Sarri is expected to replace Paulo Fonseca in the Giallorossi dugout in the summer but there is a real possibility the current Roma boss is relieved of his duties imminently. The 48-year-old has seen his slide down the table in Serie A and the capital club are only two points ahead of Sassuolo in eighth.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Manchester United to win 3-1||13/1||Offer|
|Mason Greenwood to score last||9/2||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||3/1||Offer|
Edin Dzeko and Lorenzo Pellegrini got the goals in the opening encounter and the ex-Manchester City hitman has a fine record against the Red Devils. The striker is 11/2 to break the deadlock and Pellegrini can be found at 14/1 to net anytime.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan lifted the trophy with Manchester United in 2017 and was on the scoresheet in the showdown with Ajax. Prior to his injury in January, the Armenia skipper was the standout performer in Italy’s top flight and the Giallorossi rued his four-week absence.
Mkhitaryan has struck on 10 occasions, laid off a further nine assists for his team-mates and is 7/4 to bag anytime. Spot-kick specialist Jordan Veretout is available at 13/5 and Roma are an astonishing 50/1 to qualify.
The travelling Red Devils will line-up in their usual 4-2-3-1 formation with Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Fernandes supporting Cavani. The Uruguayan has quickly become a fan favourite and is set to extend his stay with the heavyweight English outfit for another 12 months. Cavani is 5/1 to register first and Fernandes is 4/1.
The recruit from Sporting Lisbon has 42 goal contributions from 52 appearances, numbers to rival the very best centre-forwards on the continent, and has comfortably been the best signing of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. Only Fernandes has scored more for the Reds than Rashford this term and the wideman is 17/10 to notch anytime. The visitors are 1/250 to reach Gdansk and break Solskjaer’s last four hoodoo.
One to watch for Roma: Borja Mayoral is the leading marksman in the Giallorossi ranks and would like to make his loan spell permanent. The Real Madrid owned attacker is 7/1 to claim the last effort.
One to watch for Manchester United: Solskjaer has found a position to get the best out of Pogba and the World Cup winner suits a more advanced role. The Le Havre youth graduate is 12/1 to open proceedings.
Long shot: Solskjaer has battled the odds throughout his tenure in the Old Trafford dugout but is on course to achieve back-to-back top four finishes in the Premier League, a first final and has improved a host of players. In contrast, Roma are in complete freefall and could miss out on Europe altogether in 2021-22. A 4-0 away success, bringing the aggregate to 10-2 overall, is 35/1.