Manchester United vs CSKA Moskva

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Paul Pogba will begin Manchester United's ultimate Champions League group sport in opposition to CSKA Moscow earlier than he begins a three-match home ban.
The midfielder was despatched off in Sunday's Three-1 Premier League win at Arsenal.
United have determined to not enchantment in opposition to the pink card, which means the France playmaker will likely be suspended for the Manchester derby on the weekend.
Nemanja Matic (muscle downside) is out whereas Zlatan Ibrahimovic will likely be rested however Luke Shaw may return to the aspect.

Shaw to start out?

The previous Southampton left-back has performed simply 48 minutes of first-team soccer this season.
Manchester United are all however by means of to the final 16 however a degree will safe prime spot in Group A and boss Jose Mourinho hinted the return of Shaw could possibly be one of some adjustments he makes.
"I'm going to make a number of, however not too many adjustments," Mourinho stated.
"We did not qualify but, we did not end first within the group but, there are different golf equipment additionally concerned in qualification and I have to maintain a sure steadiness within the workforce.
"However after we talk about Luke Shaw, he is working to have a chance and ultimately that chance will arrive as a result of he deserves that chance.
"He's chosen for tomorrow for positive... to start out or be on the bench, I can't reply."

'De Gea is third finest proper now'

Sergio Romero will begin in objective as David de Gea is rested.
De Gea was very good in opposition to Arsenal on the weekend, making 14 saves together with a surprising double cease from Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.
When requested if he had seen a greater goalkeeper this yr, Mourinho responded playfully: "Sure. Romero.
"As a result of he performs tomorrow. My goalkeeper is at all times the most effective goalkeeper on the planet.
"Now David is third finest. Romero is primary and Joel [Pereira] quantity two."
Manchester United can equal a membership document of 40 successive house video games unbeaten in the event that they keep away from defeat to CSKA Moscow.
Nonetheless, ending that run has given CSKA Moscow's gamers additional incentive to get a consequence.
"To be trustworthy I did not find out about this document and I hope we would be the first to finish it," stated CSKA Moscow midfielder Alan Dzagoev.
"In fact Previous Trafford is a particular stadium, at all times an enormous attendance and I've a particular feeling taking part in there."

Match information

  • CSKA Moscow are winless of their 5 earlier video games in opposition to Manchester Utd (D2 L3), all within the Champions League group phases. They've additionally didn't maintain a clear sheet of their 5 video games in opposition to the Crimson Devils.
  • Manchester United have misplaced solely two of their previous 48 Champions League group video games at Previous Trafford (W34 D12), in opposition to Besiktas in November 2009 and Cluj in December 2012.
  • Russian golf equipment have misplaced eight of their 12 away video games within the Champions League in opposition to English opposition (W2 D2).
  • Nonetheless, CSKA Moscow have gained their two away video games within the competitors this season (each by a 2-1 scoreline), already essentially the most they've achieved in a Champions League marketing campaign.
  • Some extent in opposition to CSKA Moscow will assure prime spot for Manchester Utd in Group A. They haven't reached the knockout phases of the competitors since 2013-14.
  • CSKA Moscow will certainly qualify for the knockout phases in the event that they higher Basel's consequence; failing that, they're already assured of third place and a Europa League spot. If Basel and CSKA each win, the highest two will likely be determined in a three-way face to face with Manchester Utd.
  • CSKA Moscow have failed to achieve the knockout phases of their earlier 4 Champions League appearances. The final time they made the final 16 was in 2011-12 when Actual Madrid finally knocked them out.
  • CSKA's final sport in opposition to Benfica noticed them maintain a clear sheet for the primary time within the Champions League since November 2011, placing an finish to a run of 32 video games the place they'd conceded a minimum of one objective.
  • Within the final spherical of matches, Zlatan Ibrahimovic grew to become the primary participant to characteristic for seven totally different groups within the Champions League (Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris SG, Manchester Utd).
  • As supervisor, Jose Mourinho has confronted CSKA Moscow seven instances within the Champions League, profitable six and drawing one. He's one in all 5 managers to have gained the European Cup/Champions League with two totally different golf equipment, alongside Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Jupp Heynckes and Carlo Ancelotti.