Man United news: Early team news update ahead of Partizan test

Man United news: Early team news update ahead of Partizan test

Manchester United will host FK Partizan on Thursday night in a Europa League clash, hoping to pick a win that will see them book a place in the next round. 

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be assessing his side ahead of the tie, with an eye on the Premier League match against Brighton this weekend. 

Captain Ashley Young, who is suspended for the Brighton clash after picking up a fifth booking during the defeat at Bournemouth, is expected to be back in the starting lineup at Old Trafford.

Brandon Williams might be drafted into the starting lineup as well, having impressed at left-back in the last couple of matches.

Phil Jones, who started in the away game in the Serbian capital, will be hoping for some more minutes at centre-back, with regular starters Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof expected to have some rest.

James Garner could join Mason Greenwood and Williams in the match, with Ole Gunnar keen on giving more playing time to the academy stalwarts. 

Sergio Romero is expected to feature between the posts in place of David De Gea, who has only started a single match in the competition; against AZ Alkmaar. 

Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Angel Gomes were all absentees during the Bournemouth match and might be out of the Partizan clash.