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Man Utd predicted lineup vs Atalanta - Champions League

Craig Vickers
Solskjaer after defeat at Leicester
Solskjaer after defeat at Leicester / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man Utd face a pivotal Champions League clash at home to Atalanta this midweek.

A 4-2 defeat to Leicester at the weekend extended the Red Devils' winless run in the Premier League to three games, while they required a stoppage time winner from Cristiano Ronaldo against Villarreal last month to avoid a disastrous start to their Champions League group stage campaign.

Solskjaer could ease the speculation surrounding his position with a win, as they face an Atalanta side fresh off an emphatic 4-1 win over Empoli in Serie A.

Here's how Man Utd could line up.


Man Utd predicted lineup vs Atalanta - Champions League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

David de Gea
De Gea has been in impressive form for United this term / Visionhaus/GettyImages

David De Gea (GK) - If it wasn't for the Spaniard's heroics this campaign then Man Utd would likely be in a considerably worse state.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) - The 23-year-old's two-game ban for his sending off against Young Boys has been reduced, making him eligible for the visit of Atalanta.

Victor Lindelof (CB) - The Swede floated a gorgeous pass from defence through to Rashford for United's equaliser against Leicester and is likely to continue in defence in the absence of Raphael Varane.

Harry Maguire (CB) - Looked understandably rusty on his return from injury at the weekend, but his leadership qualities are invaluable.

Luke Shaw (LB) - Alex Telles scored last time out but Shaw is first choice, and this is a game United need to win.

2. Midfielders

Scott McTominay
McTominay's energy in midfield will be key / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Scott McTominay (CM) - His runs from deep should unsettle the man-orientated defensive system of Atalanta.

Paul Pogba (CM) - Man Utd's embarassment of riches in the forward area means Solskjaer must persist with the Frenchman in a deeper role.

Bruno Fernandes (AM) - The chief creative threat and an indispensable figure for the Red Devils.

3. Forwards

Marcus Rashford
Rashford netted after coming off the bench at the weekend / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Mason Greenwood (RW) - The 20-year-old is capable of producing moments of magic, as he displayed with a sublime goal against Leicester at the weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) - Man Utd were indebted to the Portugal international for his stoppage time winner against Villarreal in the previous matchday.

Marcus Rashford (LW) - Netted on his return from injury against the Foxes and his goal threat could consign Jadon Sancho to a place on the bench.


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