Nigerian international Umar Sadiq has been included in a strong 24-man Real Sociedad team to face Manchester United in their Europa League Group E encounter today at Old Trafford after scoring on his goal-scoring debut for Txuri Urdin.
Sadiq, 25, was a deadline acquisition for Sociedad from AU Almeria last Friday. The in-form striker scored an important equalizer for his team against Atletico Madrid in his debut on Saturday, much to the delight of manager Imanol Alguacil, who gushed that Sadiq has the tools to score more goals for The Whites & Blues.
“We have guys behind to provide him fantastic goal opportunities and maybe we can be effective in front of goal, since that’s what we need,” Alguacil allegedly remarked.
The head coach has now named the former Rangers attacker for the Basque team’s matchup with the Red Devils.
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Mikel Merino and Alexander Sorloth both have English football experience from their separate stints with Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, according to the Manchester United website. Former Manchester City winger David Silva is also traveling with the group as he makes his way back to the city. Umar Sadiq, who was acquired to replace Alexander Isak, who joined Newcastle, scored on his debut against Atletico Madrid over the weekend and is anticipated to start in the front position.
Cristiano Ronaldo will start Manchester United’s Europa League match versus Sociedad, according to manager Erik ten Hag.
With the exception of the dismal 4-0 loss at Brentford, Ronaldo has only started one of United’s six Premier League games this season. Ten Hag has used Ronaldo off the bench in the other five games.
Of course. He battled Brentford in the outset. When questioned about the five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, Ten Hag answered, “Then not since, but he is ready to start.