Match preview: Atalanta vs. Manchester United
Manchester United will play Atalanta of Serie A in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League group stage match. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team has been under a lot of pressure to win this month, and it’s been stated that anything less would place him in a difficult situation.
For the first time in their history, the English club challenged Atalanta and came back to win thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, and Cristiano Ronaldo. They will play Gian Piero Gasperini’s side once again today.
News about the Manchester United team
Both Edison Cavani and Victor Lindelof have not been seen travelling with the team to Italy, and it is almost clear that neither will play in the match.
There’s also a chance Anthony Martial will be left out of the squad as he has yet to feature in the team since the starr of the last international break. Solskjaer is expected to start with two strikers, with Marcus Rashford leading the line along with Ronaldo.
Rashford, Ronaldo, and Cavani scored for the Reds in their most recent Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur. They enter the game with a much-needed lift in spirit.
News from Atalanta
Atalanta has been plagued by injury problems, but they have managed to keep their key players healthy. Due to fitness concerns, Matteo Pessina, Hans Hateboer, Robin Gosens, Rafeal Toloi, and Berat Djimsiti have all been ruled out of the game.
They have only won one game since their loss at Old Trafford, despite not losing any. They are a team that is currently lacking in confidence, as only a late goal from Marten De Roon saved them from losing to Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio side in their previous match.
United are now 6 points, 2 points ahead of Atalanta and Villarreal in the group standings. A win tonight will almost guarantee their spot in the Champions League knockout stages.