Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad Europa League Live Football Score 25 Feb 2021
Barring a complete catastrophe, Manchester United will aim to ease into the last 16 of the Europa League when they welcome Real Sociedad to Old Trafford for the second leg of their last-32 battle. The Red Devils are 4-0 up from last week’s first leg and are expected to advance to the next round with minimal difficulty, even with a much-changed team.
The draw for the last 16 of the competition takes place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday 26 February. It will be a free draw, with no restrictions on who each side can face.
Scroll down to see how the other 30 teams in the competition got on in their first legs, and when they’re playing this week…
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
The game kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Thursday evening and will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sport. You can also follow the action via ManUtd.com and our Official App, where you’ll be able to enjoy live, in-game data through our Match Centre. MUTV will be providing build-up, live radio commentary and post-match reaction, and will show full reruns of the 90 minutes from the following day. The Match Day Live show on the channel starts at 18:55 GMT.
La Real recovered from their heavy defeat in Italy as they returned to domestic action on Sunday. A hat-trick from Swedish forward Alexander Isak helped Imanol Alguacil’s side to a 4-0 hammering of Alaves, for whom on-loan United winger Facundo Pellistri appeared for the first time. Portu, who was introduced as a late substitute in Turin, scored Real Sociedad’s fourth and final goal of the afternoon. Here’s the side that played, as our guests on Thursday moved to within six points of fourth-placed Barcelona:
The draw for the last 16 of the competition takes place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday 26 February. It will be a free draw, with no restrictions on who each side can face. Scroll down to see how the other 30 teams in the competition got on in their first legs, and when they’re playing this week…
Doubts remain over whether midfielders Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek plus forward Edinson Cavani will be fit enough to feature. Van de Beek and Cavani have been missing since before last Thursday’s trip to Turin, while McTominay picked up an issue in Italy which led to him missing Sunday’s 3-1 win over Newcastle. Paul Pogba and Phil Jones will definitely sit it out, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Amad and Shola Shoretire will be in the squad, but probably not start.
Harry Maguire will miss United’s next match in the competition if he is booked, and we progress. Robin Le Normand will have to miss out for the visitors as he is suspended, while Luca Sangalli is a long-term absentee with a knee injury.