Manchester United are all but through to the last sixteen of the Europa League. They won the away leg 4-0 against Real Sociedad, so it's going to take a miraculous performance by the Spaniards to qualify. It didn't help Sociedad that their 'home' leg was played in Italy and United ran out easy winners. They are unbeaten in their last seven league and cups games with seven goals in their last two matches. Only one of their last seven home games has been lost and United will be confident of getting another victory. They will of course make a few changes to their line-up, particularly with an important Premier League game at Chelsea just three days after this match. United have a strong squad though and they had a host of top players on the bench in the first leg. They are unbeaten in their last 14 home matches in this competition, last losing nine years ago.
Real Sociedad missed having home advantage in the first leg, but probably didn't expect to lose 4-0. They bounced back well though with their own 4-0 victory, at home to Deportivo Alaves. That keeps them in fifth place in La Liga but with a tough job of getting into the top four. The loss to United though means that they have no wins in their last four Europa League matches. They ended their group with three draws before the loss in Italy. What can they do in this game apart from trying to get possession and attack like mad. It seems a forlorn hope and it also will be interesting to see what line-up they field. They don't play again for a week so could field a strong side. Another loss for them looks on the cards here.