How to watch and follow Omonia v United
Manchester United face Cypriot side Omonia Nicosia for the first time this Thursday in our third match of the 2022/23 Europa League group-stage campaign.
The Reds will be looking to record consecutive European victories, having successfully defeated Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 last time out on our travels.
Ahead of our second fixture of nine in a busy October schedule, here’s everything you need to know ahead of Thursday’s intriguing Group E fixture at GSP Stadium...
HOW CAN YOU FOLLOW THE GAME?
Our clash with Omonia will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the UK, with coverage beginning 30 minutes before the 17:45 BST kick-off time in Nicosia.
You can watch exclusive build-up and post-match reaction live on MUTV, which is now available in the United App.
Our pre-match coverage will start at 16:40 BST on Thursday and will be followed by live radio commentary during the 90 minutes.
WHEN CAN YOU SEE HIGHLIGHTS?
Two-minute highlights of the game will be available from midnight, with more in-depth versions to follow.
WHAT’S THE TEAM NEWS?
Attacking duo Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both returned to the United team for our visit to Man City on Sunday, with the latter notching twice. Ten Hag will be glad to have both available for the trip to Cyprus..
However, the Dutchman has doubts over two centre-backs for Thursday’s clash, with Harry Maguire ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League match through an injury sustained while on international duty, while Raphael Varane limped off during the first half at the Etihad Stadium with a foot problem. Victor Lindelof came on as substitute for his first league appearance in 2022/23.
LAST TIME OUT IN THE EUROPA LEAGUE
The last time United played in the Europa League was on 15 September, when the Reds emerged 2-0 victors away to Sheriff Tiraspol in Chisinau.
On the scoresheet that night were Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, and they will no doubt both be itching to add to their tallies during our upcoming European trip.
Omonia have suffered defeat in both of their Europa League matches this term, losing 3-0 to Sheriff in the opening fixture before falling to a 2-1 loss at Real Sociedad last time out.
The Reds enter Thursday’s match having lost 6-3 at rivals Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, with Ten Hag disappointed in his side’s “lack of belief.”
Omonia, meanwhile, won 2-0 away to Doxa in the Cypriot First Division at the weekend to move up to fourth, with nine points from their five games so far.
The capital club, who qualified for the Europa League by winning last season's Cypriot Cup, are managed by former Celtic manager Neil Lennon and they have three British players in their squad, with Wales defender Adam Matthews and veteran striker Gary Hooper joined by ex-City Academy star Brandon Barker.
Omonia's key man in these early stages of the season, though, has been Brazilian forward Bruno Felipe. The 28-year-old signed from Sheriff during the summer and already has five goals and two assists to his name.
EUROPA LEAGUE FIXTURES
There are a host of other fixtures being played across different Europa League groups on Thursday night, with our Premier League rivals Arsenal in action, while fellow group members Sheriff and Real Sociedad lock horns in Moldova.
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER
Zurich v PSV (17:45)
Arsenal v Bodo/Glimt (20:00)
Rennes v Dynamo Kyiv (20:00)
Fenerbahce v AEK Larnaca (20:00)
HJK v Ludogorets (17:45)
Roma v Real Betis (20:00)
Malmo v Union Berlin (17:45)
Braga v St Gilloise (20:00)
Omonia v UNITED (17:45)
Sheriff v Real Sociedad (17:45)
Sturm Graz v Lazio (17:45)
Midtjylland v Feyenoord (20:00)
Olympiacos v Qarabag (20:00)
Freiburg v Nantes (20:00)
Crvena Zvezda v Ferencvaros (17:45)
Monaco v Trabzonspor (17:45)
*All times in BST.