It’s a semi-final without the slightest suspicion for both Rome and Manchester United. In the first leg, the Red Devils had destroyed all chances of qualifying for the Louve. A result of 6 to 2 seems to be impossible.
This semi-final does not seem rich in suspense after the success of Manchester United, at Old Trafford, last week. If they want extra time or a qualification, the Giallorossi will have to win by at least four goals. A comeback that seems impossible when we observe the quality of play of Solskjaer’s men in the Europa League as in the league.
In addition, the Norwegian tactician can count on the entire workforce. Unlike the Louve club which has been showing disappointing results for several weeks. The Romans have only experienced one league victory in the last six meetings. Added to these poor results, Paulo Fonseca, who lives his last matches before the arrival of José Mourinho, will have to compose without three of his managerial players: Lopez, Spinazzola or Veretout, all injured in the first leg.
The probable lines
The Roman coach risks aligning a composition with an offensive vocation. The need to win, forces Fonseca to use a 5-2-3 system to hamper the Mancuniens in the midfield and try to create the surplus thanks to the wingers. Solskjaer will probably prefer to line up a 4-2-3-1, more classic, in order to master the game and not be overtaken by a Roman attack from Dzeko. If Arsenal qualifies against Villarreal, the English clubs could create the feat by playing the two European finals. Better yet, these are two cities that could rise to the highest level, Manchester with United and City and London, with Chelsea and Arsenal.
AS Rome: Mirante – Santon, Ibanez, Smalling, Mancini, Peres – Villar, Pellegrini – Mkhitarian, Mayoral, Dzeko
Manchester United : De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw – Fred, McTominay – Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba – Rashford
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