Neither Edinson Cavani nor Anthony Martial are match for Manchester United’s crunch Champions League journey to RB Leipzig, with their qualification to the knockout rounds hanging within the steadiness.
Final week’s 3-1 house defeat by Paris-Saint Germain means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect head into their closing Group H fixture degree on 9 factors with PSG and Tuesday’s opponents, Leipzig.
The Pink Devils will qualify for the round-of-16 in the event that they keep away from defeat to the Bundesliga outfit – and you’ll hear full commentary of the massive European conflict LIVE on talkSPORT.
However United’s job has been made all of the harder as they are going to be with out forwards Cavani and Martial, who each sustained knocks in Saturday’s 3-1 comeback win at West Ham.
“David [De Gea] is again in travelling, Luke [Shaw] is travelling,” revealed Solskjaer, who can also be with out Fred as a result of suspension having been despatched off within the defeat by PSG.
“Edinson and Anthony they’ve solely minor niggles however they gained’t be making the journey.
“You get to the final sport of the group stage and also you’re within the subsequent spherical when you go and win that sport otherwise you get a draw so it’s an necessary sport. In fact it’s.”
There’s a variety of stress on United heading into Tuesday’s match however Solskjaer is assured the gamers will rise to the event.
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“Knockout video games or video games like this that imply you’ll be able to undergo or not are huge,” the United boss mentioned.
“The gamers are right here, they’re Man United gamers, as a result of they’ve qualities that we’ve seemed for and I’m positive that tomorrow night time will show that’s the rationale why they’re right here, they’ll present it.
“I feel the character of the group is getting higher and higher and we’re wanting ahead to the sport.
“It’s one thing that we would like, video games like this. It’s a practice for Man United – we by no means make it simple for ourselves.
“In fact we take a look at the video games, particularly the away sport towards Istanbul [Basaksehir] that we might have gotten three factors, however that’s simply the way in which we do issues.
“We do make it laborious for ourselves. That’s been ever since I performed and that’s an extended, very long time in the past.”
United captain Harry Maguire echoed his supervisor’s sentiments, pointing to July’s essential win at Leicester that sealed qualification for this Champions League marketing campaign.
“At the beginning, I joined this membership to play within the largest video games attainable,” the world’s costliest defender mentioned.
“Your huge gamers step up in essentially the most pressured video games, so for positive I feel that’s a press release which exhibits through the years, that the massive gamers step up within the huge video games.
“It’s a bit just like the sport at Leicester final yr the place we needed to get a consequence to achieve the Champions League and we managed to do this, so we’ll take confidence from that.
“However we really feel prepared, we really feel ready and we’re wanting ahead to it.”
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