Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard could start in the midweek Europa League fixtureGetty Images

FC Midtjylland take on Manchester United in the midweek Europa League clash at MCH Arena, Herning, on 18 February (Thursday).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 6pm GMT. Live coverage of the match will be available on BT Sport 2.

Overview

After winning the first league title in the history of the club, the Danish champions are on the lookout to create an upset in the Europa League. The clash against United is likely to be the biggest fixture so far for Midtjylland.

Their recent run has not been convincing as they just registered their first win of the calendar year after defeating Horsens 4-2 at home. Their poor run has seen them sit third in the league table with 31 points, trailing leaders Copenhagen by four points.

FC Midtjylland
FC Midtjylland beat Premier League team Southampton 2-1 on aggregate to advance to the group stages of the Europa LeagueGetty

United come into this fixture after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sunderland, which was their first defeat against the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League era. They will be looking to bounce back when they face the Danish outfit.

Louis van Gaal will be without the services of 13 players and that includes striker Wayne Rooney. The United captain picked up a knee injury, which could keep him out of action for six weeks. This leaves Anthony Martial and Will Keane as the only strikers in the squad.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • FC Midtjylland to win: 4
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Manchester United to win: 7/9

Team form

FC Midtjylland

  • Last Five: W D L D D
  • Last Result: FC Midtjylland 4-2 Horsens

Manchester United

  • Last Five: L D W W L
  • Last Result: Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United
Louis van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is unsure exactly when Wayne Rooney suffered his knee injuryGetty

Team news

FC Midtjylland

Possible XI: Anderson; Novak, Sviatchenko, Hansen, Romer; Royer, Poulsen, Sparv, Olsson, Sisto; Pusic

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Love, McNair, Smalling, Blind; Schneiderlin, Herrera; Depay, Pereira, Lingard; Martial