Percy Tau named in Club Brugge team to face Man United

Percy Tau of Club Brugge KV (R) competes for the ball with Casemiro (L) of Real Madrid during a UEFA Champions League group A match at Jan Breydel Stadium.
Percy Tau of Club Brugge KV (R) competes for the ball with Casemiro (L) of Real Madrid during a UEFA Champions League group A match at Jan Breydel Stadium.
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Percy Tau has been named in Club Brugge’s squad for the start of the Uefa Europa League knockout rounds as the Belgians face off against English giants Manchester United on Thursday.

Brugge joins the Europa League at the last 32 stage having crashed out of the Uefa Champions League in the group stages.

Having impressed in Brugge’s last league encounter against Beveren at the weekend and providing an assist for the winning goal‚ coach Phillipe Clement could hand a starting berth to the 25-year-old star forward against Ole Gunner Solkjaer’s side‚ who will be turning out in what will be United’s second visit to the the Jan Breydel Stadium in their history.

Tau joins a list of former South African players who have graced top European club competitions.

Benni McCarthy‚ Steven Pienaar‚ Thulani Serero and Anele Ngcongca among others have featured in this tournament on their way to global stardom.

Brugge are currently nine points clear at the top of the Jupiler Super League and have lost just once in the league all season.

Tau has enjoyed a dream start to his life in the Belgian top flight and has already featured for Brugge in Champions League matches against record winners Real Madrid and French giants PSG.

Brugge will travel to Old Trafford on February 27 for the second leg. 


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