Manchester United v Roma LIVE commentary and team news: Solskjaer and co in Europa League semi-final action tonight

Manchester United take on Roma tonight in the first-leg of their Europa League semi-final clash.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has irked the Roma fans in the build-up to this match after he made comments about how it ‘didn’t know’  the club and ‘hadn’t seen them play’.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United take on Roma in the Europa League semi-finals
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It has added another dimension to what should be a thrilling encounter between two of Europe’s two teams.

United saw off Granada in the last round while Roma edged past Ajax to reach the final four.

Now the Red Devils will want to a positive display at home tonight and be able to take an advantage to Italy for the return leg next week.

The winner of this tie will take on either Arsenal or Villarreal in the final of the Europa League on May 26.

Man United v Roma: How to listen

This match will get under way at 8pm on Thursday, April 29.

Full coverage from Old Trafford will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Hugh Woozencroft will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Dean Ashton.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

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Man United saw off Granada in the last round
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Man United v Roma: Team news

Manchester United will come up against some familiar faces in tonight’s Europa League semi-final with Roma.

Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both return to Old Trafford.

Man United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba, Cavani.

Subs: Grant, Henderson, Bailly, Mata, Greenwood, Diallo, James, Telles, Matic, Williams, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe.

Roma: Pau Lopez, Smalling, Cristante, Ibanez, Karsdorp, Diawara, Veretout, Spinazzola, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan, Dzeko.

Subs: Mirante, Fuzato, Villar, Santon, Mayoral, Kumbulla, Perez, Bruno Peres, Ciervo, Darboe.

Roma star Edin Dzeko will be looking to shoot down Man United
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Man United v Roma: What has been said?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident increased belief, experience and motivation can help United end their semi-final hoodoo.

Having lost in the final four of the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Europa League in 2019/20, the Red Devils went on to fall at the same stage of this season’s Carabao Cup.

Asked if there was more belief among the group this time around, United boss Solskjaer said: “Yeah, I would like to think so.

“The players have had another year, they’re more experienced, they’ve come through some difficult times.

“It was a strange end to last season with a tournament and even though we wanted to get to the final it was a strange atmosphere and feeling staying in Germany.

“Now with the motivation of having those disappointments, I feel very confident that we’ll get a good performance.

“That’s the thing. You come to a situation like this, the team’s in good form, it’s confident and you just then hope we can produce on the night.

“That’s what it’s about, producing in 90 or 180 minutes, and have that quality and some luck at times to get to the final.”