Current Manchester United team 'strongest' in post-Ferguson era

28 September, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • BT Sport pundit Michael Owen

And it has been made even trickier with three key midfielders missing after Mourinho said they would be without Fellaini, Pogba and Carrick against CSKA. The reasoning for this is because of Golvin not being present in the game, with the young midfielder replaced by Israeli International Bibras Natkho, who himself didn't have the greatest of games.

"If CSKA won against Benfica [this month] that means they deserve it".

It's also worth noting that according to Opta, Manchester United's five away games against Russian clubs in all competitions have produced only five goals (3 for, 2 against).

With Lukaku at his instinctive best and Martial riding a wave of confidence, United were a delight to watch in the home side's final third while Herrera more than stepped up to the mark on his return to the starting XI. But I don't expect Fellaini to be out for a long time.

"I think it's wise for United to be humble when it comes to the Champions League,"said Ferdinand on BT Sport".

In three of the four in-person meetings between CSKA and Manchester United, the "total less than 2.5" bet was played.


The manager later told MUTV that defender Phil Jones, who has impressed alongside Eric Bailly in the heart of United's miserly defence, will miss the CSKA game.

This comes after both Premier League clubs asked their fans to avoid walking by themselves in the Moscow streets, while Spartak, down their end, have urged their fans to not use pyrotechnics during the game.

His bright start is in contrast to last season when he struggled to adapt to the demands of English football.

Mkhitaryan believes CSKA Moscow's experienced team can cause United problems at the VEB Arena. United are in a very strong position if they come away with something and Lingard has been a valuable asset in matches like these in the recent past.

Manager Jose Mourinho met the media as well, and during his session he made it clear that Mkhitaryan was selected for the press conference only because he speaks Russian, and not as an indicator of the Armenian being chosen, or not chosen, for the first team tomorrow.

"I can say last season I started not good as I had lots of injuries and I didn't feel good playing games", Mkhitaryan said. They are coming off a 1-0 win over Southampton with Romelu Lukaku scoring the winning goal for the team. "After Crystal Palace there is an worldwide break and Belgium, having already qualified for the World Cup, he's not under pressure for a special big match for them, so hopefully he'll be back for us".

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