Europa LeagueEuropa League 2019-20footballManchester United First Published: October 24, 2019, 12:33 PM IST Manchester United will travel to Partizan on Thursday, October 24, for their third matchday fixture in UEFA Europa League 2019-20. The UEFA Europa League 2019-20 Partizan vs Manchester United fixture will be played at the Partizan Stadium. In the last week, Partizan defeated Astana 2-1, whereas Man Utd held a goalless draw against AZ Alkmaar. The upcoming fixture will be played under tight security as racism scare hounds Manchester United players.Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that his side has full faith in UEFA’s three-step protocol to combat racism outburst. “In the aftermath of what happened in Bulgaria, we had a meeting with the boys. We’ve gone through the protocol but I believe in the good in people and I am sure the atmosphere is going to be fantastic,” Solskjaer said in Wednesday’s news conference at Partizan stadium. “We’ll try to keep them quiet by playing good football but we trust UEFA,” Solskjaer further added.Partizan manager Savo Milosevic is hoping for ‘sportsmanlike support’ from the home crowd in the upcoming Group L fixture. “I expect sportsmanlike support from our fans and they should be aware just how significant this match is,” he said.Milosevic further added that the atmosphere will be great as they gear up to face one of the world’s best clubs.The Red Devils will step into the dugout without Paul Pogba, who had picked up a foot injury back in September.UEFA Europa League 2019 Partizan possible starting line-up vs Manchester United: Stojkovic; Miletic, Ostojic, Pavlovic, Urosevic; Natkho, Zdjelar; Asano, Soumah, Tosic; UmarUEFA Europa League 2019 Manchester United possible starting line-up vs Partizan: Romero; Young, Rojo, Jones, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred, Pereira; Mata, James, MartialWhat time is kick-off?The game will kick-off at 10:25 PM IST on October 24. There are 24 Europa League games tonight with 13 of them in the early 10:25 PM slot and the remaining 11 will start at 12:30 AM on October 25.What TV channel is it on?Sony will show every game from the Europa League LIVE in India this season. Partizan vs Manchester United will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Thursday night.How can I stream it?The Europa League Partizan vs Manchester United live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Republic of Ireland FIFA 18 addict Meyler shows he’s more than just an Xbox to box midfielder for Ireland Ronan Murphy Last updated 2 years ago 04:43 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Republic of Ireland World Cup Republic of Ireland v Moldova Moldova WC Qualification Europe The 28-year-old raises thousands for charity playing the football game online but his on-field displays for the Boys in Green are even more impressive Hull City midfielder David Meyler is as well known for playing FIFA 18 as he is for playing for the Republic of Ireland, with over 38,000 subscribers to his Twitch video game streaming channel.When the 28-year-old was announced as Ireland’s captain for Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Moldova, some fans were surprised, claiming that Meyler spends more time playing virtual football than real football. Having put in an excellent performance against Serbia in September, Meyler was chosen ahead of the vastly more experienced Glenn Whelan as Ireland’s deepest midfielder in a must-win game for the Boys in Green.France, Belgium & Portugal 3/1 all to win Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Before FIFA 18 was released, EA Sports teased the player ratings for the world’s top players as well as a select few from lower down the leagues. Belgium and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi was unhappy with what he perceived as a low rating, coming in at 80 overall, but Meyler was even more aggrieved thanks to a 69-rated silver card.The love-hate relationship between player and games producer has not ended there. When Sadio Mane was awarded the Premier League Player of the Month for August, complete with a special edition FIFA card, Meyler responded on Instagram “Disappointed I didn’t win.” EA replied mockingly to the Championship player “Wrong league mate.”On Friday in Dublin, the Cork-born midfielder looked nowhere near as low as his virtual self in the video game, controlling play with clever short passes and dropping back to help out the defenders and goalkeeper. For much of the World Cup qualifying campaign, Ireland have been a predictable long-ball team, happy to give away possession and play counter-attacking, direct football.Against Moldova, with Meyler running the show, Ireland looked an entirely different outfit. Daryl Murphy’s second minute goal was trademark Ireland: a long throw sent into the big men in the area, with strength and determination forcing the ball over the line.But the strike that extended the advantage was totally different: a free-flowing period of football, with Stephen Ward getting forward well to cross for Murphy to head in with a perfectly placed finish. It was almost like something out of a video game.Having someone in the middle of the park looking for the ball allowed Martin O’Neill’s side to keep possession, find space, and look for weaknesses in the Moldova defence. If not for poor finishing from Shane Long, who looks bereft of confidence thanks to a drought that stretches back to February with Southampton, Ireland easily could have put four or five past their Eastern European opponents.Throughout the game, Meyler barked instructions at his team-mates, always looking to retain possession and carve out an opening. Ireland resorted to the long ball on occasion, but after playing in that style for so long and under so many different managers, it is difficult to get rid of old habits. When the Boys in Green won corners or throw-ins high up the pitch, Meyler was the one sitting deep, watching, dictating and leading Ireland to their best home performance of the campaign.Asked about Meyler’s performance and whether he did enough to become Ireland’s regular captain, O’Neill joked “I don’t know about keeping the armband, but I have to see if he did enough to stay in the side or not. I like Meyler, you know. Sometimes he gets [criticised unfairly]… I like Meyler. I like Meyler a lot, he’s never really let us down. We’ll see about the captaincy. We have some good players coming back.”When Meyler was shown his 69-rated FIFA 18 card on Soccer AM, the Hull midfielder was exasperated, asking “How can I go home and look at my daughter?” After helping keep Ireland’s hopes of qualification alive with a brilliant midfield performance, he will have his head held high.Maybe EA Sports will have been paying enough attention to give him an upgrade.