We’re passing the halfway point of the Champions League group stages tonight so we’re getting right down to the business end of the groups. There’s no more messing around, and no more forgiveness for slip-ups.
Tonight is simply a must-win game for Manchester United in the Champions League. After defeat in Eindhoven against PSV and a draw in Moscow against CSKA, a slip-up in the return game against the Russians would be disastrous and would really put pressure on Louis Van Gaal’s men in the final two games.
It won’t be straightforward for United, and with their poor run of form in front of goal, they’ll be hoping to do better tonight. They simply need to find the back of the net at least once.
With that in mind, it’s an attacking and adventurous line-up. Jesse Lingard starts, as does Ashley Young for United with Michael Carrick there to add experience, calmness and a range of passing.
Here are the XIs
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