Trailing 2-1 at half-time and looking shell-shocked after AS Roma recovered from going a goal down inside nine minutes, this looked in danger of being another humbling for Solskjaer in his bid to win a first trophy as United manager.
Two away goals could have made next week’s trip to Rome decidedly awkward. Instead, it will be a formality – barring a catastrophic performance at the Stadio Olimpico.
That is unthinkable – particularly if United’s big players perform anything like they did in the second half at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani were exceptional – and a 6-2 win in no way flattered the home side.
Man Utd vs Roma Highlight
Man Utd vs Roma Line-up
Man United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
Subs: Grant, Henderson, Bailly, Mata, Greenwood, Amad, James, Telles, Matic, Williams, Tuanzebe, Van de Beek
Roma XI: Lopez; Smalling, Cristante, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Diawara, Veretout, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko
Subs: Mirante, Fuzato, Villar, Santon, Mayoral, Kumbulla, Carles Perez, Bruno Perez, Ciervo, Darboe
Date, time and stadium
Ac Milan vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8pm WAT kick-off on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
The match will be played behind closed doors at Old Trafford due to ongoing government restrictions regarding coronavirus.
How to watch Manchester United vs As Roma
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport.
Likewise, StarTimes subscribers can watch the live coverage on ST WORLD FOOTBALL HD
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Man Utd vs Roma team news
Anthony Martial remains absent for the hosts and could miss the remainder of the season with knee damage sustained on international duty with France last month.
Phil Jones is United’s only other known absentee at present as he continues to work his way back from a long-term knee injury, while Marcus Rashford has been passes fit.
The likes of Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani will be expected to start after being restricted to late cameos during Sunday’s goalless Premier League draw against Leeds at Elland Road.
Manchester United predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani
Man Utd vs Roma head to head (h2h) results
Man United wins: 4
Roma wins: 1
Last meeting: Manchester United 1-0 Roma (09/04/2008)
Man Utd vs Roma betting odds and tips
Man United win: 1.60
Roma win: 6.13
Man United to win 2-0: 7.20
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