Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Europa League: All you need to know, When, Where to watch; Live streaming info; Predicted XI; Squads

Manchester United will start its Europa League campaign against Spain’s Real Sociedad on Friday, September 9 at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.

(From L-R): Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag and Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil.

(From L-R): Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag and Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES/REUTERS

Manchester United will start its Europa League campaign against Spain’s Real Sociedad on Friday, September 9 at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.

Manchester United will start its Europa League campaign against Spain’s Real Sociedad on Friday, September 9 at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.

Erik Ten Hag’s Man United enjoyed a poor start to the season losing 2-1 and 4-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford. However, it has picked up pace recently, winning its last three games on the trot, which included victories against Liverpool and Arsenal. The record 20-time English champion can further increase their recently acquired momentum with a win against Real Sociedad but it will be far from an easy task as Spanish opposition has always troubled United.

Imanol Alguacil’s Real Sociedad has had an inconsistent start to the season. In its four league games, it has won two and lost and drawn a match each. Despite playing against United at Old Trafford, where it will start as the favourite, Real Sociedad will know that the Red Devils will be wary of their opposition with no place for complacency.

Team news

Manchester United: As far as injuries go, Donny van de Beek’s participation remains unclear after the Dutchman missed out on the Arsenal game with an injury. Anthony Martial’s presence remains unclear as well. Phil Jones, Facundo Pellistri, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are on the injury list. However, Jones and Williams’ fitness does not matter because they have not been selected for United’s Europa League squad.

Real Sociedad: Real Sociedad’s French centre-back Robin Le Normand is a doubt for the match with a foot injury. Winger Mikel Oyarzabal will be a definite miss as he has already been ruled out until at least next month due to the ACL tear he suffered back in March.

Head-to-head results

Manchester United and Real Sociedad have played each other two times and both times, United has emerged as the winner.

Form Guide (In all competitions)

Manchester United: L-L-W-W-W-W

Real Sociedad: W-L-W-D

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Predicted XI
Manchester United: Dubravka (GK); Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Elanga; Ronaldo
Real Sociedad: Remiro (GK); Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Elustondo, Munoz; Mendez, Zubimendi, Merino; Silva; Sadiq, Sorloth
When and where to watch Manchester United vs Real Sociedad?
When does the match kick-off?
Manchester United will kick-off against Real Sociedad at 12:30 am IST on Friday, September 9 at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England
Where can I watch the match?
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad will be telecasted live on the Sony Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV.
**Telecast and streaming details for Indian viewers only**
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad full squads
Manchester United
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Martin Dubravka, Tom Heaton.
Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Midfielders: Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek.
Forwards: Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Sociedad
Goalkeepers: Alex Remiro, Andoni Zubiaurre, Unai Marrero.
Defenders: Alex Sola, Aritz Elustondo, Aihen Munoz, Andoni Gorosabel, Jon Pacheco, Urko Gonzalez de Zarate. 
Midfielders: Martin Zubimendi, Asier Illarramendi, Igor Zubeldia, Mikel Merino, Ander Guevara, Robert Navarro, David Silva, Benat Turrientes, Brais Mendez.
Forwards: Ander Barrenetxea, Mohamed-Ali Cho, Takefusa Kubo, Alexander Sorloth, Umar Sadiq, Jon Karrikaburu.
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