RB Leipzig could be without 6 players for Man Utd clash

Manchester United face RB Leipzig at Old Trafford on Wednesday in a battle of the top two in our Champions League group.

Marcus Rashford’s winner saw us earn three points away to Paris Saint-Germain last week, whilst the German Bundesliga leaders were 2-0 winners at home to Istanbul Basaksehir.

Victory over Julian Nagelsmann’s side this week would go a long way towards progressing from this group, particularly as it is followed up with back-to-back games against Istanbul.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been given a big boost as the German side could be without as many as six first team players for their trip to Manchester.

Defender Lukas Klostermann is out for the long-term having only recently undergone knee surgery. The German international is joined by right-back Nordi Mukiele, who picked up a thigh injury in the weekend’s 2-1 win over Hertha BSC.

Central midfielder Konrad Laimer has a knee injury of his own, and Amadou Haidara is in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.

Two more players who could also be absent for RB Leipzig’s second Champions League match are Kevin Kampl and Tyler Adams, both recently injured, though our opponents are hopeful they will be fit in time to face Manchester United.

RB Leipzig sold star striker Timo Werner to Chelsea over the summer, so overall we’re in a good position to pick up a result this week.