United will be backed by over 3,200 supporters as they return to the city of their last-eight exit eight years ago in the UEFA Cup, when Sporting Lisbon won 4-2 on aggregate.
Alan Pardew: “It’s a wonderful city. I’ve been three or four times.
“It is a great footballing city.
“Our fans will love it here, hopefully they can conduct themselves like at other European games.
“They have been absolutely excellent.”