Champions League Preview : Man United v Schalke

Wednesday night Manchester United hope to book their place in the Champions League final at Wembley. United go into the second leg against Schalke at Old Trafford with a 2-0 aggregate lead.

Team News

Manchester United-

Wayne Rooney missed Tuesday's training session because he has been suffering with a tight hamstring. Man United will assess his injury before the game. Fabio Da Silva also missed the training session.

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Darren Fletcher will feature tomorrow. Fletcher made his return from illness for Man United's reserves last Thursday, playing the first 45 minutes.

Man United squad: Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Lindegaard, Rafael, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Evans, Brown, Evra, Valencia, Scholes, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Gibson, Park, Giggs, Nani, Obertan, Rooney, Berbatov, Owen and Hernandez.


Schalke are hoping that Benedikt Howedes has recovered from a strained stomach muscle. Klass-Jan Huntelaar could return from injury. Hunterlaar had been out for two months because of a damaged medial knee ligament.

Most Recent Meeting

Man United and Schalke played each other last week in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final tie. Man United beat the German side 2-0 with goals from Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney.


Man United and Schalke have only played each other once, which was last Tuesday, Man United won the game 2-0.

Recent Form

Man United- LWWDL

1st May: Arsenal 1-0 Man United (Premier League)
26th April: Schalke 0-2 Man United (Champions League)
23rd April: Man United 1-0 Everton (Premier League)
19th April: Newcastle 0-0 Man United (Premier League)
16th April: Man City 1-0 Man United (FA Cup)

Schalke- LLLDW

30th April: Bayern Munich 4-1 Schalke 04 (Bundesliga)
26th April: Schalke 0-2 Man United (Champions League)
23rd April: Schalke 0-1 FC Kaiserslautern (Bundesliga)
16th April: Werder Bremen 1-1 Schalke (Bundesliga)
13th April: Schalke 2-1 Inter Milan (Champions League)


Referee: Pedro Proenca
Assistant Referees: Tiago Trigo and Ricardo Santos
Fourth Official: Duarte Gomes
Additional Assistant Referees: Joao Capela and Joao Ferreira

One Response so far.

  1. DavidTheAlien says:

    Nice preview i don't see Rooney playing a part in this game at all. Saving him for Sunday against Chelsea whether it be a hamstring problem or not. I'm really not confident anymore i can't see us losing but i thought the same last year was it against Bayern Munich when we were 3-0 up and cruising. With this past one result against Arsenal has changed everything for me completely. I'm lacking confidence and dreading a collapse on all fronts having said that i strongly bel19ve we will beat Schalke and Chelsea but have a tad bit of doubt.

    C'mon United.

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