Manchester United will be aiming to secure their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League when they welcome Atletico Madrid to Old Trafford in the second leg of their last 16 tie on Tuesday night.
The tie is delicately poised at 1-1, after Anthony Elanga came off the bench in the first leg to equalise for Manchester United. Ralf Rangnick‘s side were far from their best at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, but their confidence has been boosted by their 3-2 victory over Tottenham on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s hat-trick led the Red Devils to victory over Spurs, and he will be looking to enjoy further success against Atletico in the Champions League.
Atletico Madrid have enjoyed a strong upturn in form as of late and their 2-1 victory over Cadiz on Friday means that they are in the top four of LaLiga Santander at a key stage of the season.
Looking at the team news, Manchester United will again be without Mason
Greenwood as a result of a club suspension, while Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw could miss out with COVID-19. Meanwhile, Scott McTominay looks set to return from the calf problem which kept him out on Saturday.
As for Diego Simeone‘s side, Yannick Carrasco is unavailable due to suspension, while Matheus Cunha, Daniel Wass, Sime Vrsaljko, Thomas Lemar, Mario Hermoso and Geoffrey Kondogbia are all injured. Jose Maria Gimenez is a doubt for the clash after he was forced off injured against Cadiz, but Koke returned on Friday night and is expected to start at Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s predicted line-up: David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Fred, Scott McTominay; Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Atletico Madrid’s predicted line-up: Jan Oblak; Stefan Savic, Felipe, Reinildo Mandava; Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo De Paul, Koke, Hector Herrera, Renan Lodi; Joao Felix, Angel Correa.
This Tuesday’s match between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid kicks off at 20:00 GMT, the local time in the UK. For those living in the USA, you can tune in at 16:00 ET / 13:00 PT.
The second leg of the Champions League last 16 tie between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid will take place at Old Trafford on Tuesday, March 15. For those living in the USA you can watch the game on CBS (English) and on Univision and TUDN (Spanish). For those living in the UK, viewers can watch the match live on BT Sport 2 HD.