Matchday four of the UEFA Champions League begins this week, with Manchester United in Turin for another glamorous meeting against Italian champions Juventus.
Pablo Dybala hit the only goal of the game last month when the Serie A holders claimed a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford, to maintain their 100 per cent winning record in the competition this season.
The Reds are eager to bounce back and pick up a result to boost chances of qualification from Group H, ahead of upcoming meetings against Young Boys and Valencia. Let’s take a closer look at an intriguing contest…
Aside from Pogba facing his former club, three other Reds will also know Juventus well, with Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Darmian and Sergio Romero all having played in Serie A in the past. Mourinho managed Juve duo Ronaldo and Sami Khedira during his time with Real, and also brought Cuadrado to England during his second stint with Chelsea.
Match: Juventus vs Manchester United
Date: Wednesday 7 November
Stadium: Allianz Stadium
Kick-off: 9:00PM WAT
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan
Manchester United Team News
Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard both missed October’s match against Juventus, but returned to the matchday squad for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth. Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Diogo Dalot remained sidelined, and Romelu Lukaku also missed the game after feeling a problem in training. Should Alexis feature, it will be his 50th appearance in the Champions League, excluding qualifiers. Paul Pogba could also line up at the home of his former club for the first time since returning to United in August 2016.
Juventus Team News
Giorgio Chiellini, who Jose Mourinho said
“could give some Harvard University classes”
in defence after his display at Old Trafford, missed Saturday’s game against Cagliari, along with Federico Bernardeschi. Leonardo Spinazzola is unlikely to be involved due to a lack of match fitness.
Romanian match official Ovidiu Hategan will take charge of the tie. United fans will remember him from the 2017 Europa League tie against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford, when he sent Eric Bailly off.
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