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Manchester United take on CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night and the Red Devils need to take atleast one point this time in order to secure a berth in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

So with just a draw needed, expect Jose Mourinho to make some major reshuffles in the first team line-up.

Here’s how Man United is expected to line up vs CSKA Moscow on Tuesday:

GOALKEEPER:

David De Gea will most certainly be given a much-deserved rest after his heroics against Arsenal during the weekend. This means that second choice keeper Sergio Romero will take up the goalkeeping duties.

DEFENCE:

Lindelof is expected to start once again as his performances are improving with each passing game. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones still remain unavailable meaning that Marcos Rojo will start the game in central defence alongside Lindelof.

In his press conference today, Jose Mourinho also hinted at the fact that Luke Shaw might just get a start in left-back against CSKA. Antonio Valencia who scored the opener against Arsenal is expected to be rested with Matteo Darmian likely to take his place in the right-back role.

MIDFIELD:

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Nemanja Matic is out injured and will not feature in Tuesday’s encounter. Michael Carrick is also sidelined with a heart issue and with Pogba out of the Manchester Derby, the manager will likely not risk Ander Herrera during this match. So it looks as if academy graduate Scott McTominay will start in midfield alongside Paul Pogba.

Juan Mata is also expected to feature in the line-up as the attacking midfielder and will play in the hole just behind the striker.

ATTACK:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of the midweek clash as Mourinho revealed that the striker needed time out to work on his rehabilitation from the knee injury he recently returned from. This means that summer signing Romelu Lukaku will once again get a free run in the striker’s role.

Martial started the game against Arsenal and is also expected to feature against City next weekend so Marcus Rashford will most certainly get a run-in against CSKA. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also expected to return to the starting line-up after a dip of form in his past few outings.

Man United's predicted line-up vs CSKA Moscow
Man United’s predicted line-up vs CSKA Moscow

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