Odion Ighalo.

Ighalo makes his first start for United

Thursday 27 February 2020 18:46

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his team to take on Club Brugge at Old Trafford.

The round-of-32 tie is delicately balanced after a 1-1 draw in Belgium, but Anthony Martial has given the Reds an away goal.

However, the Frenchman is not in the squad for the game, with Odion Ighalo instead lining up as centre-forward, to make his first start for the club since arriving on deadline day.

Nemanja Matic arrives at the stadium before the game.

The 30-year-old is one of seven changes to manager Solskjaer’s side from the first leg.

Scott McTominay is in the XI for the first time since injuring his knee in the Boxing Day victory against Newcastle United, while Eric Bailly is drafted in to partner skipper Harry Maguire in defence.

Ruud Vormer, Eder Balanta and Emmanuel Dennis miss out for the visitors.

United: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire (c), Shaw; McTominay, Fred; J. Mata, Fernandes, James; Ighalo.

Subs: De Gea, Lindelof, Williams, Lingard, Matic, Chong, Greenwood.

Club Brugge: Mignolet; C. Mata, Mechele, Deli, Ricca; Kossonou, Rits; Vanaken (c); De Cuyper, Tau, Okereke.

Subs: Horvath, Mitrovic, Sobol, Diatta, De Ketelaere, Krmencik, Schrijvers.

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