In their second Europe League match and their last match before the international break, Manchester United travel to Tiraspol to play Sheriff.
The Premier League side's European campaign got off to a poor start with them losing to Real Sociedad. Sheriff on the other hand beat Omonia Nicosia 3-0 away from home.
Erik ten Hag's team will be in a precarious position if they can't claim victory in their second match, and given they won't be playing for over two weeks after it with their game against Leeds postponed, they likely won't be holding anything back in their efforts to do so.
Here's all you need to know ahead of the game.
Where are Sheriff Tiraspol vs Manchester United playing?
- Location: Tiraspol, Moldova
- Stadium: Sheriff Stadium
- Date: Thursday 15 September
- Kick-off Time: 17:45 BST / 12:45 EST / 09:45 PST
- VAR: Pawel Malec (POL)
- Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Where can you watch Sheriff Tiraspol vs Manchester United on TV in UK, US, Canada?
- UK: BT Sport 2
- USA: Paramount+
- Canada: DAZN
Where can you watch Sheriff Tiraspol vs Manchester United highlights in UK, US, Canada?
- UK: BT Sport YouTube channel
- USA: CBS Sports Golazo YouTube channel
- Canada: DAZN Canada YouTube channel
Current Form (Last Five Games)
- Sheriff Tiraspol: DDWWW
- Manchester United: WWWWL
Sheriff Tiraspol team news
Sheriff head into the match with no major injury concerns, with goalkeeper Dumitru Celeadnic the only play definitely unavailable having tested positive for COVID-19.
They rested a number of players at the weekend, rotating their side for the league match, so should be back to full strength against Man Utd.
Sheriff Tiraspol predicted lineup vs Manchester United
Sheriff Tiraspol Starting 11 (4-3-3): Koval; Zohouri, Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo; Badolo, Kyabou, Diop; Ouattara, Atiemwen, Akanbi.
Bench: Panagi, Uzoho, Kitsos, Yuste, Psaltis, Kousoulos, Bachirou, Bezus, Ansarifard, Papoulis, Loizou, Zachariou.
Manchester United team news
Ten Hag rotated his team against Real Sociedad, resting a number of players, but is unlikely to do so again. The team need to win, and with the side not playing last weekend and not playing in the upcoming one, there's no reason for the manager not to put out the strongest starting XI possible.
Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Donny van de Beek will almost definitely be unavailable again due to injuries, while Marcus Rashford is also absent from the squad due to an injury.
Manchester United predicted lineup vs Sheriff Tiraspol
Manchester United Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.
Bench: Dubravka, Heaton, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Fredricson, McTominay, Fred, Iqbal, Elanga, Garnacho, McNeill.
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Manchester United score prediction
Sheriff are strong at the back, conceding just one goal in their last eight games, and manager Neil Lennon has experience of facing big clubs in Europe.
Given that, it won't be an easy match for Man Utd, but in need of a win and playing their strongest XI, the Premier League side should have enough quality to get the job done.
It may not be by as big a margin as some would expect, but Ten Hag and co will most likely head home with three points in the bag.
Prediction: Sheriff Tiraspol 0-2 Manchester United