NEWS FROM COPENHAGEN
Our Scandinavian opponents sealed their spot in the last eight by overturning a 1-0 first-leg deficit to Istanbul Basaksehir with a comprehensive 3-0 win just before we kicked off against LASK. And there are some familiar faces in their squad: notably, Uruguayan full-back Guillermo Varela and ex-Everton and Sunderland left-back Bryan Oviedo. Varela has two places in the United pub-quiz pantheon, being the first signing of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era and also providing the cross for Marcus Rashford’s first Premier League goal, against Arsenal.
Injury concerns for FCK include Nicolaj Thomsen, Ragnar Sigurdsson and Viktor Fischer, while forward Michael Santos is suspended after UEFA found him guilty of assaulting a police officer during a Europa League match with Celtic. Copenhagen named just seven substitutes for their last match, despite the rules permitting 12.
SOLSKJAER’S PRESS CONFERENCE
The boss could provide an update on some of the team-news issues we’ve covered above on Sunday, when he’ll speak to both us and the European press ahead of Monday’s quarter-final. The time of the press conference is yet to be confirmed, but it will be shown live on MUTV, the Official App and ManUtd.com.
Should we emerge triumphant from Monday’s tie, we’ll play either Wolves or Sevilla in the semi-final on Sunday 16 August.
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