Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored Manchester United's only goal against Zorya Luhansk Getty

Zorya Luhansk take on Manchester United in the Europa League at Stadion Chornomorets on 8 December (Thursday).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 6pm GMT. Live coverage of the match will be available on BT Sport 3.


The clash between Zorya and Manchester United is Group A tie, where two teams are fighting to make it to the next round of the Europa League. Unfortunately for Zorya, they have been knocked out of the competition.

Fenerbahce are leading the table with 10 points from five games, one point ahead of second place United. Feyenoord are third in the table with seven points and they will host the Turkish outfit in the other group stage fixture.

A defeat for Feyenoord will see Jose Mourinho's side progress to the next round of Europe's second tire club competition and will finish second in their group, irrespective of the result. However, a victory for the Dutch side will force United to avoid a defeat in Ukraine in their last group stage tie.

Should Feyenoord win and United draw, then the Premier League side will make it to the next round due to their superior goal difference between the two fixtures involving the two sides. However, Mourinho will be targeting a win in order to make it to the next round of the Europa League.

Ander Herrera
Ander Herrera says Jose Mourinho is building a strong Manchester United. Getty

The last time the two sides faced each other at Old Trafford saw the match end in a 1-0 victory for the Red Devils. It was Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal that made the difference between the two sides as it was United's one of three victories in the Europa League.

What managers say

Yuriy Vernydub: "Every team has chances. Of course United need these points, but I think we can make history and it is why we will play as well as we can to get the victory. I admit our problems, we all have them. We lost our first game against United but we played well, our players were very good and our chances are strong. We want a positive result and a positive meaning for Zorya," Vernydub was quoted as saying by ESPN.

Jose Mourinho: "They are putting some warmth on it, but it's very difficult and people cannot make miracles. Let's hope everything goes OK. The pitch is hard and very icy. I think Uefa know the conditions of the pitch and everybody knows that in mid-December the conditions in Ukraine and Eastern Europe are more difficult. If Uefa are worried about it they should change the fixtures and not allow them to be played in mid-December. If the fifth fixture is here it's the end of November and not mid-December, and that's the problem. The hotel is good, stadium good, pitch bad. But it's very cold. I know it's difficult to have a better pitch. The stadium is beautiful and new. The pitch is the same. They are trying," Mourinho said, as reported by the Guardian

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Zorya Luhansk: 9
  • Draw: 4
  • Manchester United: 4/11

Team News

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho will be targeting a win against Zorya in the Europa League Getty Images

Zorya Luhansk

Possible XI: Shevchenko; Sivakov, Opanasenko, Grechyshkin, Sobol; Yarmash, Kharatin, Karavaev, Petryak; Ljubenovic, Bezborodko

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Rojo, Blind; Pogba, Herrera; Mkhitaryan, Mata, Rashford, Martial; Rooney.