Manchester United have already secured qualification for the Europa League knockout stage and are expected to take a very young squad on the club’s first adventure to Kazakhstan.
The Red Devils only managed a 1-0 win when the pair met at Old Trafford earlier this season, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to send a squad consisting primarily of academy players could see the Kazakhstani side claim a shock result.
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Manchester United have the chance to seal their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League when they travel to Astana on Thursday.
Astana: Eric; Rukavina, Postnikov, Logvinenko, Shomko; Beisebekov, Pertsukh, Mayewski, Rotariu; Tomasov, Khizhnichenko
Manchester United: Grant; Laird, Tuanzebe, Bernard, Shaw; Garner, Levitt; Chong, Lingard, Gomes; Greenwood
Astana vs Manchester United Match Info
Date: Thursday November 28 2019
Kick-off time: 4.50pm GMT
Venue: Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan
Referee: Donatas Rumsas (Lithuania)
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- Manchester United are visiting Kazakhstan for the first time
- This will be United’s longest ever journey for a European match at 4,800 kilometres
- Astana have never previously hosted an English club