Predicted 4-3-3 Manchester United XI to face Juventus in the Champions League
The Red Devils lost their last game in the Champions League to Juventus at Old Trafford and will be up against it once again when they make the make the trip to Turin for the return leg.
Having dropped points against Valencia on matchday two, Jose Mourinho’s men will be hoping to get something out of this game to keep themselves in the race for qualification to the knockout stages.
Marouane Fellaini is yet to regain full fitness from his groin injury while Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot are also ruled out due to minor knocks.
Romelu Lukaku did not feature in the Premier League game against Bournemouth and his selection will be subject to a late fitness test.
Manager: Pep Guardiola
1. David de Gea (GK)
The Spaniard made a number of key saves this week in the Premier League and his reliable presence between the sticks will be vital for the Red Devils on Wednesday.
2. Ashley Young (RB)
He has done well in terms of attack but needs to be more solid at the back. The veteran will have his work cut out against Cristiano Ronaldo.
3. Chris Smalling (CB)
He is unlikely to be benched amidst United’s defensive crisis but he needs to show significant improvement after a nightmarish display on Saturday.
4. Victor Lindelof (CB)
He has been in good form in the recent weeks and Mourinho will be hoping that he continues to impress
.5. Luke Shaw (LB)
The Englishman has done decently in the last few games and will have a tough battle in his hands against Juan Cuadrado.
6. Nemanja Matic (CDM)
The Serbian has been impressive with his interceptions and ball distribution, providing that much-needed cover for the backline.
7. Paul Pogba (RCM)
The Frenchman put in another good performance against Bournemouth and Mourinho will be banking on him to deliver the goods in the Champions League tie.
8. Fred (LCM)
The Brazilian has been quite tidy in the last couple of games and Mourinho should hand him another start.
9. Alexis Sanchez (LW)
He worked hard in the last game and picked up an assist for Martial’s goal. Mourinho should continue to persist with him.
10. Marcus Rashford (RW)
He should be rewarded for his injury-time winner on Saturday with a start in the Champions League.
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11. Anthony Martial (ST)
He is United’s man in form with five goals in the last four games and a lot will rest on his shoulders.
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