" Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen LIVE early team news, score predictions and predicted line up

Manchester United's Europa League campaign continues tonight when they face FC Copenhagen in Cologne.

United booked their place in the final eight with a 7-1 aggregate win over LASK Linz in the round of 16, and the Reds followed up their 5-0 March win with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford last week. .

Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are not available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Germany. United are expected to have a much stronger team than the one that started against LASK at Old Trafford.

Before the match against Copenhagen, Solskjaer praised Anthony Martial after the forward scored 23 goals on the season.

All eyes on Greenwood after Sancho's announcement

Perhaps it was inevitable, given that it is "only" the Europa League and the fervor that the news of Manchester United's transfer generated, that Jadon Sancho would be the main topic of conversation in tonight's game.

Borussia Dortmund's Michael Zorc update hasn't given United fans optimism who are expecting an imminent deal, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team can put their fans in a better mood with a compelling demonstration tonight.

You won't find anyone who says "United don't need Sancho", even if they beat Copenhagen by four or five, but a decent performance and victory would be welcome. All eyes will be on whoever starts in that forehand position, probably Mason Greenwood.

United vs. Danish teams record

United's record against Danish clubs in UEFA competition is five wins, one loss and two losses, and their most recent meetings were against Midtjylland in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League round of 32.

The Reds rallied from a 2-1 loss in the first leg in Denmark to win 5-1 in Manchester, Marcus Rashford scoring two of the goals on his European debut.

Manchester United line-up fans want to see Copenhagen

Manchester United fans want to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer name his strongest team available in the Europa League quarter-finals against Copenhagen tonight.

United can reserve a place in the bottom four and organize a meeting with Wolves or Sevilla by beating the Danish team in Cologne tonight, and Solskjaer will have no further injury concerns.

Diogo Dalot and Victor Lindelof missed out on victory in the round of 16 second leg victory over LASK, but they trained in Manchester before the team flew to Germany yesterday. The quarterfinals could come too early for Dalot, but Lindelof could take his place on defense alongside Harry Maguire to replace Eric Bailly.

Score prediction
Former United striker Michael Owen expects a close game tonight, but believes United will have the quality to progress.

How Manchester United should line up against FC Copenhagen in the Europa League
United are looking to reach only their second European semi-final since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013, and they did so in 2016-17, when he won the Europa League with José Mourinho.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team knows that they cannot afford any lapses of concentration when facing their Danish opponents in a first leg match, with the winners advancing directly to the semi-finals.

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