I'd like to see us go unchanged from the weekend, Mourinho has pretty much confirmed in today's presser that it will be the same back four. Not sure what to expect from St Etienne but with being at home and in the form we're in we should win.
De Gea Valencia - Bailly - Smalling - Blind Herrera - Pogba Mata - Micky - Martial Ibra
Jose has also confirmed that Rooney, Jones and Carrick are out and Shaw will play no part.
Wish he'd quit whinging about the fixtures though as we have the squad to cope with all four competitions.
Match day!!! I'm weirdly excited about this one, maybe because of the Pogba vs Pogba action but also genuinely loving all European competitions. I read an interview with Scholesy talking about how important the Europa league could turn out to be considering the strong competition in the Premier league and I couldn't agree more .
Going with Dave's team as well, I don't know much about St Etienne but apparently they are fifth at the moment and have one of the strongest defenses after PSG which is impressive and we should be cautious so we don't get some of that Barca/Arsenal action
Shaky start and ending to the first half. They had chances either side of Ibra's first goal and we were poor not to build on it especially after our good fortune from it.
2nd half was a different story altogether and the total opposite of the first half. Could have won by more on the basis of that 2nd 45. Makes it a comfortable scenario going to France next week ahead of the EFL cup final
Good night, the away fans were brilliant apart from managing to smuggle in about 50 flares
Played ok first half taking the early lead but then dropped off, with a lack of urgency and movement to get the second, they played some neat stuff and caused one or two problems towards the end of the half.
Second half started off well again but then we started to drift until Rashford came on and made that second goal. Didn't give them a sniff second half so a comfortable night overall.
Hat trick for Ibra, good lead to take to France and no away goals to worry about, happy days