Match Preview: Manchester United vs Club Brugge

Van Gaal side failed to make it three Premier League wins out of three after their goalless draw against Newcastle at Old Trafford. Today, they will face Club Brugge in the second leg of the Champions League qualifiers.

Much has been made of United needing new striker before the close of the transfer window, the new boy Memphis Depay took the stage against Club Brugge in the first leg whilst scoring twice with Fellaini getting the third after Micheal Carrick’s own goal gave the opposing team a shocking early lead.

Luke Shaw talking to MUTV ahead of this fixture stated: “It wasn’t to be [against Newcastle], but we’ve got a game just around the corner [against Brugge] and I think it’s only good for us. We’ll get back up and try to win that game.

“I think it’s the best thing for us, when we feel that we’ve dropped two points. It’s very important that there’s another game and it’s even more important that we try to win it.

“I’m sure we’ll start scoring many goals soon. We’ve got so much quality up front that it’s only a matter of time before someone puts one away and we’ll be flying again.”

Brugge are unbeaten in 10 home matches in Europe, though, and with an away goal in the bank they will be out to deny United a return to the group stage after the English club missed out on Europe altogether last season.

United will again be without Phil Jones (thrombosis), while Brugge are unable to call upon Mechele due to suspension following his dismissal in the first leg and captain Timmy Simons (hamstring).