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Champions League: Juventus vs Manchester United: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Posted by Olokede in Sports on November 7, 2018

Juventus will tonight tackle Manchester United in the Champions League fixture at home.

The Turin club head to the game after defeating Cagliari 3-1 in their Serie A encounter last weekend.

The Old Lady could secure top spot in Group H with a win over Jose Mourinho’s men at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday night.

Juventus manager, Max Allegri’s will be without forward, Douglas Costa, after he came off injured against Cagliari on Saturday, but Blaise Matuidi has been included in the squad.

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Former Chelsea winger, Juan Cuadrado is the most likely choice to replace Costa in the front three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.

Striker, Mario Mandzukic has returned to training after recovering from an ankle injury he sustained during Juve’s 1-0 win over United last month, while midfielder, Sami Khedira could feature for the first time since matchday one for the hosts.

Meanwhile, Manchester United head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth in the Premier League last weekend.

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United manager, Jose Mourinho will be without striker, Romelu Lukaku due to injury.

Striker, Marcus Rashford, who scored the winner for the Red Devils at the Vitality Stadium in their last game, is expected to start for the visitors.

Forward, Anthony Martial is also expected to start after scoring five goals in his last four games for the Old Trafford club.

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The likes of Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini are back in the squad after recovery from injuries, while Diogo Dalot remains sidelined.

Juventus’ potential starting XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Bentancur, Khedira, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Dybala, Ronaldo.

Manchester United’s potential starting lineup: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Rashford, Sanchez, Martial

The kick-off time for the match is 9pm.

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