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Manchester United team news: Key enforcer could return vs Brugge, five men ruled out

Manchester United are set to play against Club Brugge in a Europa League last 32 first leg clash at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Thursday night, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men look to progress to the business end of the competition.

The Red Devils will be going into the game on a high following their 2-0 win against Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday.

However, United could face a tough test from the Belgian giants, who are currently in pole position in their domestic top-flight standings.

The Manchester club are currently second favourites to win the competition behind Inter Milan.

United will likely have to make do without the services of Paul Pogba, according to a report by The Sun.

The Frenchman underwent ankle surgery last month and whilst he is on the road to recovery, the clash on the continent will come too soon for him.

The Red Devils will definitely have to make do without Marcus Rashford after the Englishman suffered a back injury against Wolves last month. He is expected to be out of action for another month.

Odion Ighalo, who joined United on loan from Chinese outfit Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in January, could be set to lead the line for the club during the game.

Long-term injury casualties Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzabe are also set to miss out.

McTominay has not featured for United since he suffered an ankle injury whilst playing against Newcastle United on Boxing Day.

However, in better news, Victor Lindelof could be set to make a return to action after missing the game against Chelsea due to illness

The club’s official website has also confirmed that Mason Greenwood will not play a role for United.

Other than that, United do not have any players who are suspended ahead of the game.

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