Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow
UEFA Champions League, 2015
Date: 3rd November, 2015
Kick Off: 19:45 BST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow Live
Manchester United will be looking for some redemption after a disappointing few weeks when they take on the Russian outfit CSKA Moscow in the Champions League tomorrow.
After a 1-1 draw in Moscow last month, Louis Van Gaal will be hoping for better luck in front of goal in the reverse fixture. Manchester United have drawn all of their last four games in all competitions, three of which were 0-0s.
Despite the return of Wayne Rooney, Louis Van Gaal’s men have struggled in front of goal and are heavily reliant on their new signing Anthony Martial. However, since Van Gaal decided to use Martial as a winger in order to accommodate his captain Wayne Rooney, the goals have dried up.
Meanwhile, CSKA Moscow are in a bit of a slump themselves and have won just two of their last five games in all competitions. CSKA are well aware of Manchester United’s attacking weaknesses and will know that they have a chance of getting something from the game if they can score.
The likes of Ahmed Musa, Zoran Tosic and Doumbia have enough quality to terrorize Manchester United’s well drilled back four.
Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow Team News
Premier League giants Manchester United are set to be without winger Antonio Valencia for the game. The Ecuador international has been ruled out with a foot injury. Dutch attacker and new signing Memphis Depay is also struggling with a knock he picked up against Middlesbrough.
As for CSKA Moscow, Bibras Natcho and Vasiliy Berezutsky are both doubtful according to the manager Leonid Slutsky.
Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow Starting Lineups
Manchester United Starting Lineup: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Jones, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Martial, Herrera, Mata; Rooney.
CSKA Moscow Starting Lineup: Igor Akinfeev; Aleksei Berezutski, Mário Fernandes, Sergei Ignashevich, Georgi Schennikov; Alan Dzagoev, Bibras Natkho, Zoran Tošić, Pontus Wernbloom; Seydou Doumbia, Ahmed Musa.
Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow Key Stats
In the last 3 meetings between these two sides, 9 goals have been scored. This includes a stellar 3-3 draw at Old Trafford a few years ago.
32 goals have been scored in the last 10 games involving CSKA. The Russian outfit are an impressive attacking unit, but poor defensively.