Manchester United host FC Sheriff on Thursday with top spot in UEFA Europa League Group E still in play. Erik ten Hag's men are three points behind leaders Real Sociedad who they face in the final group game. The Red Devils were beaten by the Spaniards the first time around and cannot waste this opportunity to potentially close the gap, taking on a team they already beat once, 2-0.
Here's our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 27 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Old Trafford -- Manchester, England
- Live stream: Paramount+
- Odds: Manchester United -1500; Draw +850; Sheriff +3000 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Manchester United: With three wins from a possible four, they are in second and still hopeful of a top spot finish by the final day. Sixth in the Premier League heading into this weekend's clash with West Ham United, Ten Hag and his players are aiming to keep their improved form going with the European places in sight. The appeal of finishing top and setting up a theoretically more favorable draw is of significance.
Sheriff: The minnows have just one win from a possible four and will be thankful that Omonia Nicosia have also struggled this group stage. The Moldovans will be satisfied with third place given their tough group, but could yet decide who finishes top with this fixture. Keeping their continental adventure going in the UEFA Europa Conference League would not be a bad consolation prize.
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United should have too much for Sheriff. Ten Hag's side are at home and by far the better side on paper. That should be enough to ensure they get the win. Do not expect this to be that close either, despite United making tough work of Omonia at home recently. Pick: United 3. Sheriff 0.