Manchester United will travel to Moldova to face Sheriff Tiraspol as Europa League game set to go ahead
The Europa League fixture between Sheriff Tiraspol and Manchester United is set to go ahead as the Premier League decided to postpone their match week to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Red Devils were scheduled to face Crystal Palace this weekend. However, the demise of the Queen led to the fixture being rescheduled.
There were doubts about PL clubs participating in European competitions next week. However, United have released a statement (h/t Express) confirming the Red Devils will be travelling to Moldova on Thursday.
“Following discussions with the relevant governing bodies and in line with guidance issued by the UK Government, we can confirm our UEFA Europa League fixture against FC Sheriff will take place as scheduled on Thursday evening in Moldova.
“Match arrangements will remain the same for fans who are travelling to support the team in Chisinau.”
The Old Trafford side hosted Real Sociedad in the first UEL group stage game of the 2022/23 campaign. But unfortunately, the La Liga outfit took home the three points from Manchester.
United’s start of their European campaign did not go as planned. La Real beat us 1-0. The only goal of the game came through a contentious penalty that Brais Mendez slotted into the net from the spot in the 59th minute.
Erik ten Hag’s PL campaign did not get off to the greatest of starts either. The Red Devils lost the opening two fixtures of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford.
Subsequently, the gaffer dropped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire to the bench. And since then, the starting XI had remained relatively unchanged until the UEL fixture as the side went on a four-game winning run.
Ten Hag rotated the squad against La Real. However, the team looked lethargic in the final third and most of our players barely made an impact, breaking our impressive streak of victories.
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United will face Sheriff next. Hopefully, the team is able to bounce back and reflect the form they have shown in the PL.