Astana vs Manchester United Match Info
Date: Thursday November 28 2019
Kick-off time: 3.50pm GMT
Venue: Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan
Referee: Donatas Rumsas (Lithuania)
Astana vs Manchester United Head-To-Head Record
1 previous match
September 19 2019: Manchester United 1-0 Astana
Astana vs Manchester United Stats
- Manchester United are visiting Kazakhstan for the first time
- This will be United’s longest ever journey for a European match at 4,800 kilometres
- Astana have never previously hosted an English club
Astana vs Manchester United Match Preview
Manchester United have already secured qualification for the Europa League knockout stage and are expected to take a very young squad on the club’s first adventure to Kazakhstan.
With nothing but top spot in Group L – which United would secure anyway by beating AZ Alkmaar at home in their final game – riding on this contest, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to leave many first-team players at home to prepare for Sunday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa.
Thus he is taking Nicky Butt, whose job at United is to smooth the pathway for youngsters to make the step up from the academy to the first team, with him to Nur-Sultan while Kieron McKenna and Michael Carrick take care of preparations back at Carrington.
In the reverse fixture, the Red Devils found it difficult to break down Astana until finally doing so in the 73rd minute for a 1-0 success as Mason Greenwood rewarded our 9/2 First Goalscorer tip by opening his account two weeks before his 18th birthday.
Astana have lost all of their four games in this group, scoring one goal and conceding 14, and looked especially poor when they were thrashed 5-0 at home by AZ last time out, appearing to almost give up – they could have lost by double figures had their opponents been more clinical in front of goal.
They may be more determined against United, however, and with Solskjaer likely to field a line-up largely made up of kids, the scoreline may well be similar to the one at Old Trafford.
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Astana vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Manchester United to win @ 6/5 with bet365
Under 2.5 goals @ Evens with bet365