Man United’s Champions League line up shows how powerful they have become again

first_imgFresh from a fantastic win at Arsenal in the Premier League, Manchester United turn their attention to Champions League qualification when they welcome CSKA Moscow to Old Trafford tonight.The Red Devils boast a three-point lead in Group A, ahead of their Russian opponents and FC Basel, and it will take an unlikely turn of events for Jose Mourinho’s side to crash out in the final round of the first stage.With the Manchester derby at the Theatre of Dreams this coming Sunday, Mourinho must also balance domestic considerations, following the trip to Arsenal which kept United snapping at Man City’s heels.“I am going to make a few changes [against CSKA], but not too many,” Mourinho said. “We haven’t qualified yet. We haven’t finished first in the group yet.”The Portuguese will rotate his goalkeepers, bringing in Sergio Romero despite David de Gea’s world class performance at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday.That was a game in which key midfielder Paul Pogba was sent off, earning him a three-match domestic suspension, beginning with the derby, which means he will play in the Champions League.“He’s happy to play,” Mourinho said. “It’s the next match, the match that matters. He plays.”Romelu Lukaku was expected to sit out the game, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s fight to regain full fitness after his knee injury means that the Belgium forward could yet start tonight.Meanwhile, left-back Luke shaw is unlikely to get a game.“Sooner or later that opportunity will come because he deserves it,” Mourinho reassured his young English full-back. 19. Marcus Rashford 11 11 17. Daley Blind 11 11 11 9. Romelu Lukaku 11 11 36. Matteo Darmian 2. Victor Lindelof – click the arrow above to see the full predicted line up in squad number order 11 11 11 20. Sergio Romero 6. Paul Pogba 8, Juan Mata 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan 21. Ander Herrera 11 12. Chris Smalling last_img