Potential Lineups: Manchester United vs Young Boys

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After Old Trafford witnessed their first Premier League clean sheet of the season, they next host Young Boys in the Champions League.

Victory for the Red Devils will mean assured qualification into the next round, a fact that is bound to ensure that the Swiss side will put up a strong fight.

Here are how the two teams are likely to lineup for the European clash:


Manchester United

Victor Lindelof had to limp away against Crystal Palace due to a problem he had in his thigh and hamstring region, which may be a small worry.

However, Mourinho may play it safe and elect to rest him, and pair Smalling with another centre-back. Further, Shaw ought to be back in the starting lineup as well, as his suspension was only Premier League-specific.

Martial’s brilliant goal-scoring run came to an end on Saturday, but the Frenchman is likely to get another start ahead of Alexis Sanchez, while Lukaku too, may be gifted one more game to try and break his pathetic goal-scoring drought.

Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Young, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw
Midfielders: Matic, Pogba
Forwards: Lingard, Mata, Martial; Lukaku

Formation: 4-2-3-1


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Young Boys

Gerardo Seoane’s lads were defeated 3-0 when they hosted the Red Devils, and although they sit on the top of their domestic table, in the UCL group, they are rock bottom, and will have to win both of their remaining games as well as hope for results elsewhere to go in their favor for them to even stand a chance at qualification – a far cry.

In terms of injury, Jordan Lotomba and Pedro Teixeira are still being monitored ahead of the fixture, while Gregory Wuthrich and Guillaume Hoarau are almost assured absentees due to thigh and ankle woes respectively. Further, Sekou Junior Sanogo won’t make the fixture due to suspension.

Goalkeeper: Ballmoos
Defenders: Mbabu, Lauper, Bergen, Benito
Midfielders: Fassnacht, Sow, Aebischer, Sulejmani
Forwards: Assale, Nsame

Formation: 4-4-2