Match Today: Manchester United vs Sheriff 27-10-2022 UEFA Europa League
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Manchester United will seek to claim at least the point they need to reach the Europa League knockout rounds when they face Sherif Tiraspol in Group E on Thursday night.
The Red Devils are three points behind the perfect Real Sociedad in second place, while the Moldovan team visiting Old Trafford is third in the group after having only one win so far.
After serving as Manchester United's midfield captain during the match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Casemiro made a decisive contribution at the other end of the field to save the Red Devils' last-minute point after Jorginho opened the scoring with a penalty kick.
Scott McTominay brought Armando Bruga into the penalty area without giving Jorginho a chance to break the deadlock, but Casemiro's header met Kepa Arrizabalaga's fingers and into the post before seeping over the line and triggering jubilant scenes from the end.
Manchester United vs Sheriff
Eric ten Hag's men are still playing catch-up in the race for the top four, a similar story in the Europa League, with Real Sociedad staying top of Group E with 12 points with Man United currently runners-up.
A superb display from Omonia reserve goalkeeper Francis Ozuho ultimately got no reward in the fourth round, as McTominay fired the late winner leaving Man United needing just one point from their last two games to advance to the playoffs.
The Red Devils enter Thursday's game after being unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions, and despite their defeat to Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on September 8, Man United have not lost two European group stage matches since 1996-97 in a single campaign on the stage. dreams.
The recent switch to a three-man defense line did not have the desired effect for Sheriff Tiraspol, who started his career in the Europa League with a remarkable 3-0 victory over Omonia.
Sheriff vs Manchester United
After Sheriff was defeated 2-0 in the first leg by United, Sheriff has since suffered comprehensive defeats similar to Real Sociedad's 5-0, and the visitors have little hopes of reaching the playoffs.
They will collapse if they fail to win at Old Trafford. Omonia's futile Europa League battle for the consolation prize is now the most likely outcome for the visitors, who suffered a rare first division defeat at the weekend, as they lost 1-0 to Petrocop thanks to Vladimir Ambros header stroke of the half time.
In the wake of that defeat, coach Stepan Thomas abruptly resigned, taking responsibility for the fact that his team were too busy with their trip to Old Trafford for a local performance.
A period of inconsistency by the Moldovan champions has seen them win just four of their last nine games in all competitions, and have won only three away in the Europa League in their history, so their chances of becoming the first-ever Moldovan side to beat the English opposition In Europe it is not quite high.
Recently disqualified Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Man United beat Sharif 2-0 earlier this season, and the new coach cannot come fast enough as Sharif's side are still reeling from Thomas' surprise departure.