Manchester United v RB Leipzig : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published On: October 27, 2020, 8:13 pm (1 month ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola

Date :Wednesday 28th, October  2020
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium Old Trafford
Referee Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Manchester United
Solskjaer could very well opt for the three-man defence which worked wonders against PSG, which should see Axel Tuanzebe come back into the fold following his stellar performance against the French champions, with Harry Maguire due a rest.

The United manager may be reluctant to take unnecessary risks over the fitness of Fernandes and Rashford before the visit of Arsenal, which may see summer arrivals Cavani and Donny van de Beek line up in the starting XI, while Martial is serving a domestic suspension but is available here.

There is plenty of competition for places in United's midfield, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic both waiting in the wings for their chance to shine, but Fred and Scott McTominay are in line to pair up once again.

Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are all on the treatment table for the hosts
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Shaw; Wan-Bissaka, Fred, McTominay, Telles; Van de Beek; Cavani, Martial
Manchester United Champions League form: W
Manchester United form (all competitions): WWLWWD

RB Leipzig
However, Leipzig are not so lucky on the injury front as Nagelsmann's defence has been decimated by the losses of Marcel Halstenberg, Lukas Klostermann and Nordi Mukiele - the latter of whom was forced off in the weekend victory over Hertha.

Benjamin Henrichs is likely to fill the void on the right-hand side of defence in Mukiele's absence, while Sabitzer should be fit enough to make the starting XI for this one.

However, Nagelsmann is rather short of options in midfield as Konrad Laimer, Amadou Haidara and Tyler Adams are all out.
RB Leipzig possible starting lineup:
Gulacsi; Henrichs, Upamecano, Konate, Angelino; Kampl, Nkunku; Sabitzer, Olmo, Forsberg; Poulsen
RB Leipzig Champions League form: W
RB Leipzig form (all competitions): WDWWWW

Prediction: Manchester United 2-2 RB Leipzig

Posted: (1 month ago) on 27-10-2020 08:13 PM | Hero