Champions League Preview: Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow

Tonight with a win, Man United could qualify for the next stage of the Champions League. United could be without five first team regulars. Dimitar Berbatov, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs are all struggling with injuries. Wayne Rooney may also be absent due to his wife giving birth to their first child yesterday.

Champions League: CSKA Moscow 0-1 Manchester United

United may be able to qualify today but there is a very important game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. United have taken a maximum of nine points in the group stages, so maybe Sunday’s game is a bigger priority.

CSKA Moscow will be without Sekou Oliseh after he injured his hip in the warm-up against FC Terek Grozny at the weekend. They will also be without Mark Gonzalez who has undergone ankle surgery and Guilherme is also out.


Manchester United
31st October: Manchester Utd 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
27th October: Barnsley 0-2 Manchester Utd (League Cup)
25th October: Liverpool 2-0 Manchester Utd
21st October: CSKA Moscow 0-1 Manchester Utd (Champions League)
17th October: Manchester Utd 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

CSKA Moscow
30th October: CSKA Moscow 1-0 FC Terek Grozny
25th October: CSKA Moscow 1-3 FC Moscow
21st October: CSKA Moscow 0-1 Manchester Utd (Champions League)
17th October: PFC Spartak Nalchik 1-1 CSKA Moscow
10th October: CSKA 4-0 Kuban Krasnodar

Predicted line-up: Edwin Van Der Sar, John O’Shea, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Antonio Valencia, Anderson, Paul Scholes, Luis Nani, Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov.

Predicted score line: Manchester United 3-1 CSKA Moscow.

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