MATCH PREVIEW: ROMA VS MANCHESTER UNITED

English Premier League giants Manchester United travel to Italy to take on their Italian opposition AS Roma in the return leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final encounter on Thursday night. United welcomed the Serie A club to Old Trafford last Thursday and secured a very impressive 6-2 first-leg win despite trailing 2-1 at the break.

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Bruno Fernandes and Edison Cavani both scored braces while Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood wrapped up the scoring as they sealed what was an emphatic win under the lights at Old Trafford. The job looks all done for Olé Gunnar Solksjær and his men, but the Manchester United manager has insisted that he refuses to get carried away and wants his team to put the tie to bed on Thursday night.

For AS Roma, the game already looks lost, but because this is football and anything can happen, they could well be ready to stage a comeback if they have enough motivation. The Italian club have once overturned a huge deficit on home soil after they beat Barcelona 3-0 at the Stadio Olympico despite suffering a big 4-1 defeat at the Camp Nou.

Solksjær said that Roma are a big club and that he is not ruling them out yet just because of the margin of their lead against the Italian giants. Olé is expected to take some young lads with him in the squad when traveling to Italy for the clash, but he will likely not use them unless it is almost confirmed that United are going to be heading to the final.

The Red Devils boss will be hoping that his players can confirm their status as Europa League finalists on Thursday night and also go on to win the final against either Arsenal or Villarreal to clinch his very first title as United manager since his appointment in 2018.

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