Manchester United host Anderlecht at Old Trafford on Thursday with Jose Mourinho’s men aiming to seal their spot in the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League.
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Drawing 1-1 from the first leg after Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s fine finish was canceled out by Leander Dendoncker’s late header, United know a goal early on will all but kill the tie. With a top four finish in the Premier League looking tough to come by, winning the Europa League and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League as a result seems like the best way for Mourinho’s men to make the UCL next season.
There are some tasty games elsewhere in the Europa League quarterfinal second legs on Thursday with Ajax taking a 2-0 lead across the Dutch border to Schalke, while Lyon lead Besiktas 2-1 with the Turkey outfit having a crucial away goal and Celta Vigo lead Genk 3-2 as they head to Belgium.
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Thursday’s UEFA Europa League schedule
Manchester United vs. Anderlecht (1-1) – 3:05 p.m. ET
Genk vs. Celta Vigo (2-3) – 3:05 p.m. ET
Schalke vs. Ajax (0-2) – 3:05 p.m. ET
Besiktas vs Lyon (1-2) – 3:05 p.m. ET