Predicted Man United starting lineup vs Leipzig in Champions League

Manchester United’s Fred, centre is confronted by PSG players after an incident off the ball during a Group H Champions League soccer match between Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. [AP Photo/Dave Thompson]

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well aware anything less than avoiding defeat tonight would more or less guarantee the club’s absence in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

Group H of this season’s competition is the most interesting by far, with Man United currently level on nine points with both Leipzig and Paris St. Germain (PSG). 

The 3-1 win at the London Stadium last week should act as inspiration for Solskjaer’s men, second-half goals from Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba seeing off West Ham.

However, Solskjaer will have to deal with a somewhat tense dressing room, following news Pogba is ‘unhappy’ at the club.

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola on Monday, December 7, told Tuttosport: “I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.”

Raiola did not confirm whether Pogba would leave in January or the end of the season.

Solskjaer said the striking duo of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial were substituted during Saturday’s win due to muscle injuries.

Predicted Man United starting lineup vs Leipzig in Champions League

Manchester United’s English striker Marcus Rashford scores his team’s third goal during the UEFA Champions league group H football match between Manchester United and RB Leipzig at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 28, 2020. [Photo by Anthony Devlin, AFP]

Luke Shaw is back in training and could feature in a back-three defence, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

Bruno Fernandes is a guaranteed starter due to the impact he’s had at the club since signing in January, with Scott McTominay also gunning for a starting position. McTominay and Fred have been vital in stabilising Man United’s midfield.

Mason Greenwood is in fine form again and could feature in a front-two with Marcus Rashford.

RB Leipzig vs Manchester United kicks off at 11:00 East African Time.

Predicted Manchester United starting lineup vs RB Leipzig:

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes; Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood

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