Manchester United predicted lineup vs Istanbul Besaksehir F.C., UCL Group Stage Gameweek 3: Team news, injury update, and preview
Manchester United travel to Istanbul on Wednesday night to face Turkish side Istanbul Besaksehir F.C. in the 3rd gameweek of the UEFA Champions League group stages. Alley Sport provides you with the Manchester United predicted lineup for the much anticipated clash at Old Trafford.
Manchester United versus Istanbul Besaksehir, Match Preview and Form
Manchester come into the game as heavy favorites but have had a rocky start to their season. The Red Devils sit 15th in the Premier League table, having lost half of their 6 league games already. They seem to be a different side in Europe though as their victory vs. PSG and a 5-0 drubbing of RB Leipzig cement their position at the top of their UCL group. In their most recent match however, United succumbed to their first league defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford in 14 years.
Istanbul Besaksehir on the other hand find themselves reeling in the UCL group stages after defeats to both PSG and RB Leipzig by the same 2-0 scoreline. They had a nightmare start to their league season, losing 3 of their first 3 games, but have picked up the pace won their last 3 games on the trot.
This will be the first time these two teams meet on the European stage, and the Manchester United predicted lineup indicates that they are the favorites going into this tie.
Team News and Injury Update
Manchester United predicted lineup sees the omission of new signing Alex Telles as the left-back recovers from COVID-19. Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer would also be unable to call upon Jesse Lingard, and injured centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones for selection.
For Istanbul Besaksehir, Okechukwu Azubuike and ex-Tottenham Hotspurs winger Nacer Chadli remain doubtful for the match, while veteran full-back Junior Caicara remains sidelined for the entirety of the season.
There are no suspension troubles for either teams, and while Istanbul will be expected to field their best possible XI, Manchester United might use this opportunity to give game-time to their fringe players.
Manchester United predicted lineup versus Istanbul Besaksehir
Manchester United predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Burno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani
Istanbul Besaksehir predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Fehmi Mert Gunok; Rafael, Martin Skrtel, Carlos Ponck, Bolo Bolingoli-Mbombo; Mehmet Topal, Berkay Ozcan; Edin Visca, Giuliano, Deniz Turuc; Danijel Aleksic
Alley Sports prediction: A hard-fought win for Manchester United. 2-1 win for the away side counting on our Manchester United predicted lineup.
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