Manchester United Europa League preview: Go for silverware or rest up for next season? | ESPN FC

Manchester United resume their European campaign this week, facing LASK in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16. While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will undoubtedly field his second team after winning the first leg 5-0, the question becomes what he does for the rest of the competition. Does Solskjaer look to play his stars, or will Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood be given a rest in order to recharge for the 2020-2021 English Premier League campaign? Craig Burley, Mark Ogden and Jan Age Fjortoft all discuss.

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Dayne Richards
Dayne Richards:

Wolves Change rivers
Wolves Change rivers:
Ogden could do with £120million to go buy himself a personality.
Kriston Kyaw
Kriston Kyaw:
whatever united chooses, ESPN would still use their choice to criticize OLE!
Avishek Kandel
Avishek Kandel:
Ask Tottenham, how difficult that is lol
Paddy DarkChild
Paddy DarkChild:
Man...That guy Ogden sounds like someone abuses him.
Kankala FA
Kankala FA:
Of course Craig wants Man U to gave up on this so he can blast ole ahah but sorry buddy that ain’t happening we winning this
Hamza Khan
Hamza Khan:
Craig is a joke. He hates united to death
Dick Dingwiza
Dick Dingwiza:
It’s a good thing Ole doesn’t get his advice from the likes of Burley
Mehdi Tajeddini
Mehdi Tajeddini:
Craig is still so bitter after being trashed by United in 94 cup final. For months he criticised OLE and United but can't take it when ole said what he said. Even Stevie an ex Liverpool player isn't as biased as Craig against United.
Kritav Shah
Kritav Shah:
Burley thought United and Everton might get relegated, nobody takes him seriously.
Marketing james
Marketing james:
I swear Craig really wants us to fail
Wendy Grant
Wendy Grant:
Craig's continued attacks on Ole makes Craig look unprofessional. It's coming across as a personal agenda with Craig. Was there an issue between them at some point?
Joy Chowdhury
Joy Chowdhury:
play youth in the round of 16 & quarters and then start the main team in the semi's & final done.
S T:
Craig is burned up his pal Lampard lost the opportunity to win a trophy this season & caig is feelin salty as Ole still has a chance to win europa which is bigger than FA cup & he finished above frank in league , he gets too personal when he tries to criticise Ole he just blasts off
Maz I
Maz I:
2:30 obviously Craig would want us rest the team. They don’t want United to win a trophy
I don't know where Craig gets that Ole was 'celebrating 3rd like it was a trophy'. Complete nonsense.
Siddhant Chiring
Siddhant Chiring:
meanwhile tottenham::"why do i get dragged into every conversation about trophies"
George's Opinion
George's Opinion:
Ogden is so dead, automatically depressed me once I heard his voice
Zinios Box
Zinios Box:
So you are saying they will not take it seriously because its so many games, with so many I mean 3 games
Loftus Blake
Loftus Blake:
FA Cup final thrashing is why Burley shows hates towards United.
arctic 1878
arctic 1878:
Craig keeps talking about Ole celebrating 3rd... Not once have I seen Ole celebrate the 3rd place spot. Craig is OBSESSED with criticizing Ole for the smallest things.
Daniyal Iqbal
Daniyal Iqbal:
I sometimes feel that ESPN criticises United because Ronaldo played there
Shinobi 91
Shinobi 91:
Go and win it we need a little spring going into next season
Attila 22
Attila 22:
"Ask Tottenham" Jan is a Savage
Messymouf Entertainment
Messymouf Entertainment:
Burley again acting like ole was jumping up and down for 3rd o wait that was jose for 6th please open ta mouth about that ya clown
Arnav Shetty
Arnav Shetty:
We should go for silverware can really boost some morale among both players and fans
But yeah exhaustion is a problem but come on winning a trophy after 2 years
Ogden sounds like a customer service rep for an Insurance company.
love finally have a United pundit on the show.
Jan makes the most sense out of all the so called pundits ... He really seems to know football better... Not just pass on sarcastic remarks to show himself to be some big winner..
Rafa Uk
Rafa Uk:
If you get 30 days off once your back, you will still have game to catch up on and will have 4 game in a week
Sam Champion
Sam Champion:
We’re definitely aiming for silverware
Tshegofatso Matlala
Tshegofatso Matlala:
Lol Tottenham catching strays at the end
Johan Rijhkelaar
Johan Rijhkelaar:
Off course they’ll play to win it, first game they may rotate the squad given the huge lead they got but after that every team will play its best players. Anyone wants a bit of silverware
Amrit Barn
Amrit Barn:
Reporter: Graig can ole win the Europa league
Graig: I dOnT kNoW wHy hE iS CeLeBrAtInG 3rd hE dIdNt wIn tHe tReBlE
A different lifestyle
A different lifestyle:
ask Tottenham how hard is that?made my dad lol
craigs just bitter for having spent his entire career at small clubs and watching ole light up his teams defenses. and yes chelsea is a small club.
Pashun Merchant
Pashun Merchant:
United: doesnt even celebrate being 3rd, but is still happy for getting the best possible outcome for the season
ESPN: rinses United for apparently 'celebrating' 3rd
Meanwhile Aston Villa: celebrates 17th like they've won the treble
ESPN: *I see no problem here*
Richard Littlewood
Richard Littlewood:
Whatever Ole does they’ll say he should have done the opposite
Nidhin s Dharan
Nidhin s Dharan:
Did Craig cross paths with Giggs anywhere in his career? That's the only logical explanation for this
Rose Finnøen
Rose Finnøen:
Im so glad that Jan is joining. He loves fotball and he knows what he talks about. If you are going to speek about footbal you shall be nuteral as much as possible. But when you have some one who cant set a side theyr feelings they should not join ESPN. Thats my opinion.
Frantz H
Frantz H:
They will get rested first game, after that this is just a pre season tour in a way and the team will want to win it.
steven clark
steven clark:
you have to go and try and win the europa league get a trophy some silverware
its not just about resting players but also limit injuries of our key players
I want wolves to win tbr wanna see them in Champions league next year
Mohammed Faisal
Mohammed Faisal:
50/50. United will struggle next season if they go for this trophy. Trust me. They will be fighting for the top four once again instead of the title. They could even miss out because of going for the Europa. Let's see what happens. I hope I'm wrong and they win the Europa and still do fine the whole of next season. They need to maximise their squad depth to improve rotation
Whn they don't win Graig is gonna have a whole different opinion on this. Clip it 🤣💀
R J:
Did Ole pull an Icardi on Burley?
Diarmuid Bourke
Diarmuid Bourke:
Burley would like to go on his holidays if it was him
Not surprising from a shite player
I wonder if Craig Burley has ever gotten it right in his analyst career. Even his points seem to be wildly incoherent and often contradictory. Espn should aspire to a level of punditry that is atleast fundamentally coherent and logical.
Hrishikesh G
Hrishikesh G:
1:39 I guess not his first silverware as a coach.
tandy kundal
tandy kundal:
Man utd wins treble
Burley well is isn't the world cup is it?
Shahin Alaei
Shahin Alaei:
From now on I only want to see jan,Julian and Danny higinbottom on united shows everyone else is clueless
Glenn F
Glenn F:
Liverpool have had 1 and a half good seasons and they are the best team in the world 👏👏👏😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣they won the UCL and then the premiership let’s see what they get next season before we start calling them the best team in the world oggy
Rest up!
Ole might be able to put pressure on the board/Woodward to get transfers through if they go deep in the Europa League. Squad depth was a big issue this year and congested fixtures could convince them to cover the holes on the bench now instead of a year from now.
Edward Luntala Jr
Edward Luntala Jr:
"a chance to rest players"!! And this guy gets paid for this? I hope not
Adonis Blake
Adonis Blake:
The FA Cup is not a trinket
Liverpool won their Champions League cup against Tottenham, which made them the best team in Europe? What a joke final
Aloyce Junior
Aloyce Junior:
Manutd can play in the supercup, they should take this serious so they can find out how they will perform in the champions league with these new players.
Arghya Dogra
Arghya Dogra:
May I remind you that man utd had 66 points.
Benson 17
Benson 17:
I fear everything is set up perfectly for Liverpool to win the league again next season with a potential 3 week head start on City & United. They'll be fresher and fitter to so they know the opportunity the covid delay has served up. That's potentially 9-12 point lead before Xmas
Ben Norman
Ben Norman:
Craig Burley incites a lot of hate from Man United fans, great for views sure but be careful there’s not threats made he really needs to tone the comments down
Young player MU....
Never underestemate the ole young guns..cmon PSG know about it....ask them..
Joshua Jack
Joshua Jack:
I can smell the hypocrisy coming for their voices.
Sharvaan Sharex
Sharvaan Sharex:
I'm a Liverpool fan and don't want them to win it obviously, but Utd should try to win the UEL. They are a favourite.
John Hayes
John Hayes:
Young team...Should have won FA cup. Players in 60”s 70”s era never heard of hamstring injury or fatigue....Average player makes 80K a week on United. Bring home a trophy
John Hayes
John Hayes:
This is BS. You walk on field to win. Rest when you retire. Roy Keane...
Glenn F
Glenn F:
How can you put Roy Keane and Craig burley in the same sentence??
saeid omar
saeid omar:
Calm down everyone Man utd will loss to one of those teams in the final 😂
ryan lmao
ryan lmao:
play the kids against lask. win the first leg by like 5 with an almost full team. play kids, repeat until we get to the final and then win it. simple
Craig is such a clown man
y'all are mad, man utd are gonna take it serious
The issue with United making Europa final and starting later than those others teams is that the clubs that started on time will be in better form whereas ManU will just be starting up the season and most likely be rusty. And if they drop points early in the season because they aren't in form, that could be the difference in contesting for a premier league title.
Kalai C
Kalai C:
Craig brain is like the size of a peanut...
rest up? this is manchester united. go for silverware. no matter the state the club is in.
Nik M
Nik M:
Burley with the agenda as usual
Mathewkevinbinu UR16CS071
Mathewkevinbinu UR16CS071:
i hope burley is removed from the show
Rahul Dev
Rahul Dev:
Don’t think united will take it lightly. Lot of money at stake. At least around 10-15 millions dollars I believe
emmanuel ogbu
emmanuel ogbu:
There isn't an guarantee that United is going to win a trophy next season. So please win europa league for bragging rights.
David Dowdall
David Dowdall:
Go and win it.
Rahul Gopalakrishnan
Rahul Gopalakrishnan:
Such a biased review 😅
Guerrilla Games
Guerrilla Games:
A break? They've had 3 months off at home relaxing in lock down in their pools and luxury houses
David Lewis
David Lewis:
Craig is such a jacka$s!
We, must go for trophy.
Shawn Mccarthy
Shawn Mccarthy:
The CL is important to who playing...likewise the Europa is important to the clubs playing and this is a trophy up for grabs why not try to win it..why rest players...
Trav TDS
Trav TDS:
saying united celebrated a title when they came third? you not see how Chelsea were celebrating 4th? he is so biased its unbelievable, how is he still in a job
Dinesh Rijal
Dinesh Rijal:
I don't know why but I absolutely hate Mark ODEN's analysis..
Captain Keez
Captain Keez:
Burleys hatred for united is so obvious he can't contain himself, nothing but negative shite as usual
Dipak Abraham
Dipak Abraham:
Nobody takes Craig Burley though so idc
Vas Badrou
Vas Badrou:
They should go for it
Shahid Willie
Shahid Willie:
Man u are comfortable
sipho banda
sipho banda:
Craig donkey 😑 talking about United...... why can't they get former united player's as pundits
Wendy Grant
Wendy Grant:
Isn't the Nation's Cup starting the beginning of Sept.? So how do the players get 30 days?
100% go for it. if they dont and rest up, the best they can hope for next season is 3rd comfortably. Even if they lose two players this month to injury they will still comfortably get 4th. Rest everyone vs LASK and treat the rest of the competition as a pre-season for the first teamers. Its a no brainer.
Priince Brvce_LUHG_
Priince Brvce_LUHG_:
Take it seriously, but just use the second team. Simple.
This is the stupidest title I’ve ever read in my life.
Josh S
Josh S:
Not a single starter should play
Bhuvish Gupta
Bhuvish Gupta:
Jan is just love guys isn't he
Why is no one talking about the fact that if they win the Europa League they will be in pot 1? That will give them an easier group. If they go to pot 1 they avoid the likes of Bayern, Juventus, Real Madrid and PSG. If only for that reason they should do that. But then again I shouldn't be surprised by the level of punditry on display.

I'd be hilarious if they stay in pot 2 and end up in a group with PSG, RB Leipzig and Inter Milan for example. I know its unlikely, but it's still possible. Although knowing their luck they will probably end up with the likes of Zenit, Porto and whichever eastern European team makes it through qualifying.
Sudarshan H.V
Sudarshan H.V:
Jan is the only one who makes sense. He has no bias as such, speaks openly about the reality. Ogden, that guy always has to poke, doesn't he?