The one downside from the win in Andalusia is that Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire will all miss the return leg at Old Trafford through suspension. The trio received their third yellow cards apiece in European competitions this season, resulting in a one-match ban that they will serve during next week’s clash.
ROMA AHEAD OF AJAX
Should United finish the job off on home soil next week, it’s Roma who look the favourites to be our potential semi-final opponents. In the other tie in our half of the draw, the Italian side also netted two away goals, coming from behind to beat Ajax 2-1, ahead of next week’s return leg at the Stadio Olimpico. Elsewhere in the competition Arsenal drew 1-1 at home to Slavia Praha while Villarreal claimed a narrow 1-0 victory at Dinamo Zagreb.
NEXT STOP… NORTH LONDON
Before that second leg in M16 next Thursday, attentions will turn to Sunday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the capital. The Reds will be hoping to maintain an unbeaten record in the league on the road this season.