Champions League 2018-19: Manchester United vs Valencia- Match preview
Manchester United are going through troubled times, and only a win in front of their home crowd against Valencia can bring some peace to Jose Mourinho. United won their first UCL match convincingly against Young Boys, with Pogba stealing the show. Valencia have drawn five of their seven league matches and will be under pressure as well. Here is our match preview.
Some interesting facts to gear you up for the match
Manchester United have never to lost Valencia in a Champions League match. Valencia have visited English clubs 10 times, winning just once, with six draws and three losses. They have also lost their last four Champions League fixtures. In their Champions League group stage matches at Old Trafford, United have lost only once in last 18 matches.
What is the team news from United's corner?
Marcos Rojo is finally back into the squad after returning from a long-time injury and might start from the bench. Alexis Sanchez might again be asked to start from the bench as he has not been able to impress Mourinho with his performances. United might play a 4-3-3 formation with Lukaku, who has not scored in his last four matches, as the striker.
Valencia team news
Jose Gayà is back to training after being out due to an injury for a long time. Santiago Mina and Ferran Torres will be out of the action tonight, whereas on-loan Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi will lead Valencia's attack along with Kevin Gameiro. It will be interesting to see whether Rodrigo Moreno, who already has scored before at Old Trafford, finds playing time.
Predicted starting line-up and TV listing
Man United: David de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Fred, Marcus, Lukaku, Lingard. Valencia: Neto, Vezo, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Gayà, Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia, Guedes, Gameiro, Batshuayi. The match starts at 12:30 AM, and can be seen on Sony Ten 1 or Ten HD. It can also be live-streamed on the Sony LIV website or mobile application.