Erik ten Hag’s side appear to have turned a corner of late and certainly have the quality to make a deep run into Europe’s secondary club competition, with a home test against Spanish opposition up first.
The sight of Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the Europa League is difficult to ignore. While United look to have moved on from their reliance on the 37-year-old, the Champions League’s record goalscorer seemed hell-bent on moving to a team playing within its confines all summer.
Now, however, he must enter a new competition for the first time in his glittering career. Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time on Thursday September 8, 2022.
Old Trafford in Manchester will host the contest.
Where to watch Man United vs Real Sociedad
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7:15pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can also watch it online through the BT Sport website and app.
LIVE coverage: Follow all the action via Standard Sport’s dedicated live match blog this evening.
Man United vs Real Sociedad team news
Man United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Fred, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Elanga, Ronaldo
Subs: Dubravka, Heaton, Fredericson, Martinez, Varane, Wan-Bisaaka, Fernandes, Iqbal, McTominay, Sancho, Garnacho, McNeill
Real Sociedad XI: Remiro, Gorosabel, Elustondo, Pacheco, Munoz, Zubimendi, Mendez, Merino, Silva, Umar, Kubo.
Subs: Sola, Illarramendi, Zubeldia, Barrenetxea, Cho, Zubiaurre, Guevara, Navarro, Sorloth, Turrientes, Gonzalez, Karrikaburu.
Man United vs Real Sociedad prediction
Such has been the level of United’s recent form, it’s difficult to envisage a Sociedad team who are sitting ninth in LaLiga beating them at home.
Man United to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester United wins: 2
Real Sociedad wins: 0