Date: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium: Old Trafford
Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Atletico Madrid
Manchester United Team News
Man United will again be without Mason Greenwood due to a club suspension, but Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay could all come back into the side here.
Fernandes was unavailable against Tottenham through COVID-19, while Shaw missed out for the same reason, but the pair have been back in training ahead of the match; McTominay should also overcome the calf problem that forced him to miss out in Saturday’s late kickoff.
Rangnick has big decisions to make all over the field; Ronaldo will lead the line, while Jadon Sancho is a certain starter in an attacking area, but the return of McTominay could see Paul Pogba move out to the left, with Fernandes operating in the area behind the centre-forward.
Diogo Dalot is likely to hold off competition from Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof to start at right-back, while Marcus Rashford is expected to drop down to the bench for the home side.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid Team News
As for Atletico, Yannick Carrasco will again miss out through suspension, while Matheus Cunha, Daniel Wass, Sime Vrsaljko and Thomas Lemar are out through injury.
Mario Hermoso, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jose Gimenez had also been viewed as huge injury doubts, but the trio has been named in the travelling squad and are in contention to play.
Koke made a timely return in the league on Friday, meanwhile, and the Spaniard is expected to start at Old Trafford.
Simeone has big decisions to make further forward, and Angel Correa could get the nod alongside Felix, with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez potentially starting on the bench.
Marcos Llorente, meanwhile, will seemingly play as the right-sided wing-back, with Rodrigo De Paul operating alongside Koke and Hector Herrera in the middle of midfield.
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Savic, Felipe, Reinildo; Llorente, De Paul, Koke, Herrera, Lodi; Felix, Correa