The Red Devils are unbeaten in Europe after being knocked out of the Champions League before Christmas. They have already seen off Granada, AC Milan and Real Sociedad to book their place in the final four. Meanwhile, Roma had a testing time against Ajax in the quarter-finals following their convincing 5-1 wins on aggregate against Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United have already lost four semi-finals during his reign, including in last year’s Europa League tie against eventual winners Sevilla. Yet, they enter the match unbeaten in their last 17 home games in the tournament.
Roma are the last Italian side standing in continental competition and are seeking their first European final in 30 years but have struggled at home recently. Last Sunday saw Paulo Fonseca’s side defeated by Cagliari, who are fighting to avoid relegation from Italy’s top flight.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
When is it?
The match will kick-off at 8pm BST on Thursday 29 April.
How can I watch?
It will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage getting underway from 7:15pm. The match is also available to stream for its customers on the BT Sport app and website.
What is the team news?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that United have no new injury concerns ahead of the match against Roma. Anthony Martial and Phil Jones continue to be ruled out due to knee issues, but it’s good news for the Red Devils as both Eric Bailly and Marcus Rashford are expected to feature.
After serving their one-match Europa League suspensions, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw are all available for the tie at Old Trafford.
Former United pair Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are available for Roma, with the Englishman starting for the first time in over a month during his side’s 3-2 defeat against Cagliari at the weekend.
However, the Giallorossi will be without Pedro, Riccardo Calafiori and Nicolo Zaniolo who are all out with injuries. Centre-back Gianluca Mancini is also absent after being suspended.
Manchester United: 8/13
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani
Roma: Lopez, Cristante, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Diawara, Veretout, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko
Manchester United enter the tie on a strong run of form, having won five consecutive games in all competitions before their goalless draw against Leeds United on Sunday. Having consolidated second position in the Premier League, this looks set to be their only chance for silverware this season. Despite having beaten Ajax in the quarter-finals, Roma’s absentees and domestic difficulties could see the side struggle and their place in the final may rest on their second leg against United in a week’s time. Manchester United 2 -1 Roma