The Red Devils will be rueing their missed chances from the first leg of this quarter-final tie in Belgium last week. Anderlecht managed to salvage a late equaliser to force a draw against United with Leander Dendoncker finding the back of the net with just four minutes remaining.
It was Mkhitaryan who opened the scoring for the visitors in the 36th minute and from that point onwards United dominated, at least until the dying minutes of the game. Nevertheless despite this disappointing result the Red Devils remain 5/4 favourites to win the Europa League and with it a place in next season’s Champions League.
Can Mourinho’s men put this tie to bed in front of an expectant home support on Thursday evening? We certainly think so. United have been particularly solid at Old Trafford this season, especially in European competition. The Red Devils have won all of their Europa League home games with thirteen goals scored and just one conceded along the way.
Such excellent home form would lead us to believe that another victory lies ahead on Thursday evening and that is exactly what the bookmakers expect with the hosts just 1/10 to qualify for the last four of the competition. Indeed given that United scored in Belgium in the first leg, a goal-less draw would be enough to send them through.
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