Roma have suffered an injury setback against of tonight’s semi-final second leg.

Sky Italia report midfielder Amadou Diawara will not be available.

Diawara suffered a muscle injury in training and has been ruled out of the tie.

He was even due to attend the pre-match press conference with outgoing manager Paulo Fonseca.

Manchester United v AS Roma - UEFA Europa League Semi Final: Leg One
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Diawara completed 90 minutes at Old Trafford but missed the weekend defeat to Sampdoria.

The defensive midfielder has started 10 Europa League games this season and his absence will be sorely felt by Roma.

Roma are already without first choice goalkeeper Pau Lopez, who has had to undergo shoulder surgery on an injury sustained at Old Trafford.

 

United’s tie to win

These injuries make United even heavier favourites to win the second leg tonight.

United are 6-2 up from the first leg and face a Roma side low in confidence, and missing key players.

Jordan Veretout, who went off injured at Old Trafford, is also expected to miss the tie.

Diawara’s absence leaves Roma more exposed in midfield and allows United greater opportunity to kill the tie off.

United are missing Dan James, who had a chance of featuring in this match if Solskjaer chose to rotate.

Anthony Martial and Phil Jones remain out, although the Frenchman has now returned to individual training and could be on course to be fit for the final.

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