Erik ten Hag and Cristiano Ronaldo have built bridges and the Portuguese striker is in line to start when Manchester United host Sheriff Tiraspol.
A draw is enough to secure United’s place in the knockout rounds, but a victory will keep their hopes of top spot alive with Real Sociedad claiming maximum points thus far.
Sheriff have lost three in a row in the Europa League, failing to score in six of their last seven in the competition. United won 2-0 in the reverse fixture and are expected to cruise to victory in this one.
To Win Both Halves: Manchester United
Sheriff manager Stjepan Tomas resigned in the build-up to this fixture after defeat at the weekend.
In stark contrast, Manchester United got to enjoy a last-minute equaliser at Stamford Bridge, extending their run to six matches unbeaten in all competitions.
Ten Hag is missing several players for this one, including Raphael Varane, but the Red Devils have far too much quality for their opponents.
Look for the hosts to win this at a canter, dominating the match from start to finish.
Clean Sheet: Manchester United
Sheriff have scored just five goals in 12 Europa League matches this season. They also failed to score against Petrocub at the weekend, and were kept to just 31.9 per cent possession when these teams faced off on matchday two.
Manchester United’s defence isn’t exactly perfect, and Varane is an important absentee, but they have conceded just once in four matches in all competitions.
Penalty In Match: Yes
United had a penalty, converted by Ronaldo, when these teams met in Tiraspol.
With the home team set to control this game throughout, there will be a lot of play around the Sheriff penalty area, with United’s ball carriers able to run at defenders.
Only seven players are completing more dribbles per game than Antony in the Europa League. He isn’t the only penalty threat, but the tricky Brazilian could be the player to draw a poor challenge from a Sheriff defender.
All odds are subject to change