Manchester United host Club Brugge looking for a place in the last 16 of the Europa League.

United’s performance was patchy in the 1-1 draw in the first leg of the tie but Anthony Martial’s away goal puts them in a strong position to finish the job here.

Nevertheless, there are some questions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to answer ahead of the match and we’ve picked out three of the most pressing.

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Can United start fast?

The match will be no means the biggest European night Old Trafford has ever seen but the crowd will still be crucial.

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United getting on the front foot and playing like a side keen to get the job done as soon as possible should get the crowd up and would go a long way.

But United have started their last three matches slowly and that’s something Solskjaer will be keen to improve on.

With the threat of an away goal looming large, if United allow the game to meander, the crowd may become nervous and the tension will grow.

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Does Solskjaer ring the changes?

Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira started the first leg but were not even involved in the matchday squad against Watford.

The games are coming thick and fast, so Solskjaer may be tempted to rest the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial.

That said, he doesn’t want to leave himself struggling on the night and in a position where he is throwing his big hitters on cold to try and save a game.

That’s what happened with Marcus Rashford against Wolves last month and Solskjaer would likely be very keen to avoid a repeat of that.

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Can United contain Brugge’s threats?

The Belgian outfit may be frustrated that they are not bringing a lead to Old Trafford, such was the number of problems they caused in the first leg.

Brugge will not be overawed by playing at Old Trafford – they drew 2-2 in the Bernabeu earlier this season, having been 2-0 up.

Emmanuel Dennis netted twice that night and scored the goal last week, so his absence will be a body blow.

But United will have to be more secure defensively on a night where conceding would change the complexion of the entire tie.

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