This time last season, if you'd have told a Manchester United fan they'd be playing European football on a Wednesday night in February they'd probably have been pretty happy, but Champions League football proved a step too far for the red side of Manchester.
Jose Mourinho's side travel to Saint-Etienne hoping to secure safe passage into the last 16 of the Europa League, a realistic route back into Europe's premier club competition. and are likely to have few problems in doing so.
A strong line-up in their first meeting culminated in a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick and the French side have it all to do if they are to keep their own European dream alive. United are just 23/20 (2.15) to win the second leg, but Paddy Power have a tempting new customer offer at 10/1 (11.0).
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Despite the EFL Cup final looming, Mourinho has named a strong team including Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. With a wealth of options available and fierce competition for places ahead of Sunday's showpiece clash at Wembley, they could still be too strong for a team who failed to land a significant blow at Old Trafford.
With the battle for a top four spot heating up and with the Reds still sitting in sixth with just 13 games to go, they can't afford to take their eye off this competition and that should ensure there is still plenty of motivation in the line-up that takes to the field.
United are now on a four-game winning streak after their victory over Blackburn Rovers at the weekend and an extra day's rest plus the advantage of an early kick off time means there may still be plenty of first team talent on show.
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