The LaLiga side hold a three-point advantage in Group E going into the game, having claimed a 1-0 win at Old Trafford to open the competition back in September.
With head-to-head records and then goal difference the tiebreaker in Europa League groups – La Real currently hold the advantage in both – United need a two-goal win in Spain to claim top spot.
Finishing first would be vital for either side as it would provide a bye for the round-of-32 knockout between the runners-up and the teams eliminated from the Champions League.
Here are all the details ahead of the match…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Real Sociedad vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 5.45pm GMT kick-off on Thursday November 3, 2022.
Reale Arena – better known as Anoeta – in San Sebastian will host the match.
Where to watch Real Sociedad vs Manchester United
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 5.15pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the action online via the BT Sport website or app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Real Sociedad vs Manchester United team news
Takefusa Kubo misses out for La Real while nursing a shoulder injury. Alex Sola should recover from his knock to feature.
Manchester City old boy David Silva is unavailable, along with Ander Barrenetxea, Momo Cho, Aihen Munoz, Mikel Oyarzabal and Umar Sadiq.
Anthony Martial is once again in training for United after suffering a back problem of late but will not travel to Spain. Jadon Sancho and Antony are also unavailable, meaning Cristiano Ronaldo will be heavily relied upon.
“Jadon Sancho, he was ill,” confirmed Ten Hag on Wednesday. “And Anthony Martial is still in recovery, in the rehab, and has to finish that. He did train this morning so we are going in the right direction.”
Raphael Varane is out but Aaron Wan-Bissaka is in the squad.
Real Sociedad vs Manchester United prediction
Sociedad are pretty low scorers this season while United have rarely hit full stride, so expect a nervy match-up in northern Spain.
A 1-0 United win.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
In five meetings including two goalless draws, a total of seven clean sheets have been kept between these two teams.
Real Sociedad wins: 1
Manchester United wins: 2
Real Sociedad vs Manchester United match odds
Real Socieadad: 12/5
Manchester United: 6/5
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).