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Roma vs Manchester United Europa League preview: where to watch, team news, predictions

Where to watch, team news and expert predictions for the semi-final second leg.

Manchester United take a 6-2 first-leg lead to Roma for the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg on 6 May at 21:00 CET.

Roma vs Man. United build up


What happened in the first leg

Highlights: Man. United 6-2 Roma (2 mins)
Highlights: Man. United 6-2 Roma (2 mins)

A game of two halves if ever there was one. Despite losing three players to injury, spirited Roma took a 2-1 lead into the break at Old Trafford, but the second half was one-way traffic. Inspired by Edinson Cavani, who struck twice, United scored five unanswered goals to win 6-2 and take a giant step towards the UEFA Europa League final.

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Europa League broadcast partner(s) here.

Form guide

Roma
Form: LLLDLD
Latest: Sampdoria 2-0 Roma, 02/05
Where they stand: 7th in Serie A

Džeko reaches Europa League 20-goal milestone
Džeko reaches Europa League 20-goal milestone

Manchester United
Form: WDWWWW
Latest: Man. United 6-2 Roma, 29/04 (UEFA Europa League, semi-final first leg)
Where they stand: 2nd in Premier League

Starting line-ups

Roma: Mirante; Karsdorp, Smalling, Ibañez, Bruno Peres; Mancini, Cristante; Pedro Rodríguez, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Džeko

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Van de Beek, Fred; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani

Expert predictions

Roma's quarter-final comeback against Barcelona
Roma's quarter-final comeback against Barcelona

Vieri Capretta, Roma reporter: Roma know how to produce an epic comeback at the Olimpico (just ask Barcelona!), so they're not finished just yet. Form and injuries suggest it may be beyond them this time, though. If 2018 was a minor miracle, this would be a full-blown one.

Matthew Howarth, Manchester United reporter: It would take an upset of extraordinary proportions to rob United of a first final since 2017. Despite their comfortable lead, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his players will leave nothing to chance in the Italian capital. Expect the Norwegian to name a strong line-up capable of finishing the job in style.

My Mission with Dimitar Berbatov
My Mission with Dimitar Berbatov

View from the camps

Paolo Fonseca, Roma coach: "We have to be realistic; obviously it won't be easy to win 4-0, but in football I have seen and experienced many things. There is nothing that is impossible. Compared to us, they will certainly be fresher and, in addition, they have the advantage of the first-leg result, which will make them feel safe. However, we want to win and fight to the end."

Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Man. United manager: "We're not going to play on the [first-leg] result; we're going to play to win the game. That's the only way I think we can play this game. Of course, there might be one or two changes in the selection, but we have to get into the final. Everyone says it's done but I've seen bigger upsets than this. Roma beat Barcelona in a second leg after being 4-1 down."