Pogba, Mkhitaryan and Mata To Starts: Man Utd vs CSKA Moscow Possible Line-up

Manchester United will welcome Russian club CSKA Moscow  to Old Trafford on Tuesday  night for the final of UEFA Champions League group match.

The Red Devils have already qualified for the knockouts stage but will need a win or draw to top the group A table.

With Manchester City clash in mind, Jose Mourinho is expected to rest some of his key players in today’s encounter.

Paul Pogba is suspended for the fourth coming Premier League derby against the Citizens after he received a straight red for a challenge on Hector Bellerin in United 3-1 victory over Arsenal over the weekend.

As a result, Mourinho has confirmed in his press conference that the powerful box-to-box midfielder will be a starter in today’s game.

The Portuguese tactician also reveals second choice goalie Sergio Romero will be in the goal post against CSKA Moscow while David de Gea will be given a rest after an outstanding performance against the Gunners over the weekend.

Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to earn his first starts nearly a month of being dropped from United team due to poor performances.

United are expected to switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation with Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling paring up at the central defence while Matteo Darmian and Deley Blind take up the right and left wing-back position respectively.

Mourinho confirms Nemanja Matic is injured and will be out of section. In his absence, Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera is expected to play up the role as the deepest midfielder.

Juan Mata and Marcos Rashford are both expected at the right and left flank respectively while Romeru Lukaku lead the attack.

Predicted line-up:  Romero, Lindelof, Smalling, Darmian, Blind, Herrera, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Rashford and Lukaku.

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