Manchester United vs. Ajax: Live Score, Analysis and Recap

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterFebruary 22, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team mates as Vurnon Anita of Ajax looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and AFC Ajax at Old Trafford on February 23, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Wayne Rooney won't play in Manchester United's Europa League second-round match on Thursday against Ajax.

However, it might not matter. The Red Devils grabbed a 2-0 advantage in last week's first leg in Amsterdam.

The second leg is on Thursday, and while Rooney will miss it because of a throat infection, United shouldn't be in too much trouble. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m Eastern, with American TV coverage on GolTV.

We'll fire up the live blog around 2:45. See you then.

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Lineups

Manchester United: David De Gea, Rafael, Fabio, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Park Ji-Sung, Ashley Young, Nani, Tom Cleverley, Dimitar Berbatov, Javier Hernandez

Subs: Ben Amos, Patrice Evra, Jonathan Evans, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Danny Welbeck.

Ajax: Kenneth Vermeer, Vurnon Anita, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Dico Koppers, Ricardo Van Rhijn, Nicolas Lodeiro, Siem De Jong, Christian Eriksen, Miralem Sulejmani, Aras Ozbiliz

Subs: Jacobus Cillessen, Andre Ooijer, Daley Blind, Ismail Aissati, Lorenzo Ebecilio, Thulani Serero, Davy Klaassen.

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Goals

Manchester United: Javier Hernandez (6')

Ajax: Aras Özbiliz (37'), Toby Alderweireld (87')

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