Manchester United are set to welcome German Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig to Old Trafford in the Champions League on Wednesday.
We were 2-1 winners away to Paris Saint-Germain in our opening game of this season’s campaign last week, whilst Julian Nagelsmann’s side beat Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0.
The German side reached the semi-finals of last season’s competition, bowing out 0-3 to PSG themselves. They have since lost star striker Timo Werner to Chelsea. Crystal Palace flop Alexander Sorloth has been signed as a potential replacement.
RB will also be without a number of players midweek – Lukas Klostermann, Nordi Mukiele, Konrad Laimer and Amadou Haidara absent indefinitely. Tyler Adams could also join them.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t have such worries as the Manchester United manager currently has a fully fit squad available ahead of our final training sessions before Wednesday evening’s kickoff.
However, our previous two games over the past week have been much more competitive – away to PSG and at home to Chelsea, compared to RB Leipzig hosting Istanbul and then Hertha BSC domestically.
The boss has a large squad of players to rotate and it will be particularly interesting to see who starts Wednesday’s game in central midfield. Paul Pogba has been a substitute in each of our past three matches, whilst big summer signing Donny van de Beek awaits his first start.