Omonia vs Man Utd: team news, TV channel, kick-off time, referee & previous meetings

We have all the latest team and injury news as Manchester United return to Europa League action.

Manchester United will be hoping to make it two wins from three when they return to Europa League action this week, with an away game against Omonia.

The Red Devils beat Sheriff last time out in Europe, while they opened their continental campaign with a 0-1 loss against Real Sociedad, and another three points would help toward qualification from Group E.

With a jam-packed fixture schedule before the World Cup, Erik ten Hag would ideally like to get top spot wrapped up as soon as possible, as it could allow him the chance to rest players in the coming weeks.

The opportunity for rotation couldn’t come at a better time for Ten Hag, with Omonia arguably the weakest team in their group.

United fell to a 6-3 defeat to City on Sunday. Credit: Getty.

The Red Devils play Newcastle United in the league at the weekend and therefore face a relatively short turnaround from the Omonia clash.

As for the Cypriot side, they sit fourth in the league after three wins and two defeats from their five league games. Omonia lost their opening two European games this season and sit bottom of the group.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

When is Omonia vs Man Utd?

The game takes place on Thursday 6 October 2022.

Is Omonia vs Man Utd on TV?

The clash will be shown live on BT Sport 1 with coverage beginning at 5:15pm.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season against Sheriff in United’s last European game. Credit: Getty.

Who is the referee?

Joao Pinheiro is set to take charge of the game at the GSP Stadium. This will be only his third Europa League group stage game as referee, having officiated Real Sociedad’s 2-2 draw with Rijeka in December 2020, while he was referee for Oleksandriya 2-2 draw with Saint-Etienne the previous year.

Have they met before?

The teams have never met before in a competitive or friendly fixture.

Omonia’s European exploits

Neil Lennon’s men made it to the Europa League group stage after beating Gent 4-0 on aggregate in the qualifying stages. In their opening match of Group E, Omonia lost 3-0 to Sheriff, this was followed by a 2-1 defeat by Sociedad in their last European outing.

Team news

United defensive duo Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane are doubts for the game. The former missed their 6-3 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday after picking up an injury on international duty with England, while the latter limped off during the derby.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial returned from injury against City, while Martin Dubravka, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams were absent and are expected to miss Thursday’s game.