Manchester United vs St. Etienne Live Streaming: The midweek European ties are back for Manchester United, not in the form of UEFA Champions League definitely, but in the form of UEFA Europa League. As the Red Devils host their visitors from France, we come up with all that will keep you updated regarding the Manchester United vs St. Etienne UEFA Europa League 2016-17 encounter. Keep an eye on the live streaming details and the TV Guide so that you can follow the proceedings of the match and before that go through the match preview and the probable starting line-up which will provide you with a perfect build-up to the high-voltage match scheduled to be held at the Theatre of Dreams.
Manchester United vs St. Etienne Match Preview
The UEFA Europa League tie against French side St. Etienne marks the beginning of a tough phase for Manchester United as we approach the business end of the season. They have a number of games to play as the English giants have managed to stay in the race for a number of trophies this season. In fact, except the Premier League, Manchester United are in contention for a trophy in the FA Cup, English League Cup, and the UEFA Europa League 2016-17 as well. And as a result of that, they have to play the most number of matches, and they are coming in numbers. The home tie against ASSE is just one like that which you can’t afford to lose, and the United manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear.
St. Etienne, on the other hand, will look forward to going back to France with a point at least. And that will keep the two-legged tie in the balance. A win for them would be something like gold for the visitors. Having said that it would be as a difficult a task as it could be for St. Etienne. Manchester United are playing well, and they are currently on a roll having not lost a match in quite a while (except a 2-1 inconsequential defeat at the hands of Hull City in the EFL Cup which they won on aggregate).
United reached the UEFA Europa League 2016-17 Round of 32 after finishing second in the group stages which was topped by Fenerbahce. St. Etienne topped group C with three wins in 6 matches and are still unbeaten in this edition of the tournament. That really sets up a thrilling round of 32 tie between these two. Coming to other aspects of the match, it will be really interesting to see the Pogba brother coming against each other. Paul Pogba for Manchester United will face his brother Florentin Pogba who plays in the defense for ASSE, and that would be a really handy battle t watch out for. Also, it remains to be seen whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic manages to keep up his blazing run against the French side. While playing for PSG, Zlatan scored as many as 14 goals against ASSE and Mourinho would love to see the talismanic forward hitting the target in the match.
UEFA Europa League 2016-17: Manchester United vs St. Etienne Team News
There has been enough controversy regarding the team selection as Jose Mourinho has once again overlooked Luke Shaw. In the official website of Manchester United, he has been quoted saying, ”He’s not playing tomorrow, because my team is playing well and I am happy with my back four. I am going to repeat Valencia, Bailly, Smalling and Daley Blind.” Other than that, Mourinho would be missing the services of Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick who have sustained niggling muscle tweaks. Phil Jones has also been ruled out due to a foot injury which he sustained in the 0-0 draw against Hull City. However, Marcos Rojo will be available for selection ahead of the Manchester United vs St. Etienne Round of 32 match in the UEFA Europa League 2016-17.
For ASSE, Florentin Pogba forms the wall in the defense that Manchester United will find it difficult to beat. However, they would also find it difficult to keep the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford contented. ASSE captain Loic Perrin put it rightly while he said, “Initially we said ‘damn, that’s not the best draw.’ But we’re playing in Europe to take part in exactly this type of match. They’re a top European club who, not so long ago, were winning the Champions League.”
Manchester United (probable line-up): De Gea, Bailly, Smalling, Daley Blind, Valencia, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
St. Etienne (probable line-up): Ruffier, Theophile-Catherine, Florentin Pogba, Loic Perrin, Kevin Malcuit, Vincent Pajot, Henri Saivet, Jordan Veretout, Kevin Monnet-Paquet, Jorge Intima and Romian Hamouna
Manchester United vs St. Etienne Match Prediction
Although St. Etienne pose a serious threat to the Manchester United, it is expected that the Red Devils will emerge winners after the end of the first 90 minutes in this two-legged tie. We predict that the final will be 2-0 in favor of the English Giants with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford finding the back of the net.
Manchester United vs St. Etienne Match Details
Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 01:35 AM IST (next day), 08:05 PM GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
UEFA Europa League 2016-17: Manchester United vs St. Etienne Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The Manchester United vs St. Etienne match in the Round of 32 tie in the UEFA Europa League 2016-17 is going to be telecasted on Ten 2 and Ten 1 HD in India, on BT Sport 2 in the UK and on Fox Sports 1 & ESPN3 (USA) in the USA.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available on Ten Sports Live in India and on BT Sport Live Streaming in the UK.
Hope that the live streaming details and the TV guide help you keeping in touch with all the proceedings in the Manchester United vs St. Etienne encounter in the UEFA Europa League 2016-17 Round of 32 tie. You can share your views regarding the match here. We are keen to hear you as well.