Manchester United welcome Dutch side Feyenoord to Old Trafford on Thursday November 24, for the fifth round of Europa League group A. United sit third in the group with six points, one behind Fenerbahce and Feyenoord who are tied in first place. A loss would greatly diminish their chances of progress, and exert even more pressure on manager Mourinho, who has tried to downplay the importance of the competition.
United could be missing Captain Wayne Rooney- who is out of favour anyway- and Eric Bailly, while Antonio Valencia will just have made his return in the league game against Arsenal. Marcus Rashford could start ahead of Ibrahimovic, who has been put to greater use in the league.
Feyenoord, first in the Eredivisie, boast an efficient striking duo in the experienced Durk Kuyt and the skilful Eljero Elia, who could rip united apart in the event of the slightest of defensive lapses.