United v AZ Alkmaar: Essential match info
Manchester United’s Europa League group-stage campaign concludes on Thursday when hosting Dutch side AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford, in a game which kicks off at 20:00 GMT.
Having already secured qualification to the next round, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are now seeking the result that is needed to claim top spot, and a place among the seeds when the draw for the last 32 takes place on Monday 16 December.
The Reds require just a point to finish first but will be hoping to make it three home wins out of three in Europe when AZ come to visit.
Here’s the key information ahead of Thursday’s match...
Thursday 12 December | Europa League | Old Trafford | 20:00 GMT | Live build-up on MUTV from 18:30 GMT | Referee: Sandro Scharer
HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS?
Tickets for Thursday's match are still available. Find out more about securing your seat for the match by visiting manutd.com/tickets or calling 0161 868 8000. Members save £5 per seat.
WHICH TV CHANNEL IS IT ON?
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK. Prior to kick-off, MUTV subscribers can watch all of the build-up via the ‘Match Day Live’ show from 18:30 GMT. This will then be followed by live radio commentary of the match. Keep up to date with everything that happens on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre. MUTV will show a full re-run of the game from midnight, and at regular intervals the following day.
WHO’S THE REFEREE?
Switzerland's Sandro Scharer will be the man in the middle on Thursday night. The 31-year-old has taken charge of two games in the Europa League this season, including Arsenal's 4-0 win against Standard Liege at the Emirates Stadium in October, showing eight yellow cards and one red in total. He will be assisted by Stephane De Almeida and Bekim Zogaj, with Fedayi San as the fourth official. We'd like to remind you that the Video Assistant Referee system is not being used in the 2019/20 Europa League group stage.
The group stage of this season’s Europa League concludes this week, with 13 teams, including United, having already booked their berths in the round of 32, which will take place in February. Nineteen teams are still in with a chance of securing the 11 remaining places, with the other spots set to be filled by teams dropping down from the Champions League. Here is a full list of Europa League matchday six fixtures...
THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER
APOEL v Sevilla
Basel v Trabzonspor
CFR Cluj v Celtic
Dynamo Kiev v FC Lugano
Eintracht Frankfurt v Vitoria de Guimaraes
FC Copenhagen v Malmo FF
Getafe v Krasnodar
LASK Linz v Sporting Lisbon
PSV Eindhoven v Rosenborg
Qarabag v Dudelange
Rennes v Lazio
Standard Liege v Arsenal
Gent v Oleksandriya
Espanyol v CSKA Moscow
FC Porto v Feyenoord
Ludogorets v Ferencvaros
Borussia Monchengladbach v Istanbul Basaksehir
UNITED v AZ Alkmaar
Partizan Belgrade v Astana
Rangers v Young Boys
Roma v Wolfsberger
Slovan Bratislava v Braga
Wolfsburg v St Etienne
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Besiktas
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