Man Utd v RB Leipzig preview, team news, kick-off

Donny van de Beek is pushing to start for Man Utd; Tyler Adams among five absentees for RB Leipzig; follow with our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms and on Gillette Soccer Special live on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Premier League

Tuesday 27 October 2020 15:19, UK

Team news and stats ahead of Man Utd vs RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday; kick-off 8pm.

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Team news

Donny van de Beek is pushing to start Manchester United‘s Champions League Group H clash with RB Leipzig, while Anthony Martial is available having been suspended in recent Premier League matches.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is without centre-back Eric Bailly as well as midfielder Jesse Lingard and centre-back Phil Jones, who are all out due to injuries.

RB Leipzig have injury concerns ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. Midfielder Tyler Adams, defender Marcel Halstenberg, right-back Lukas Klostermann, Austria international Konrad Laimer and young German forward Fabrice Hartmann will all be missing.

Julian Nagelsmann is also sweating over the availability of defender Nordi Mukiele.

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  • Manchester United and RB Leipzig will meet for the first time in European competition, whilst the Red Devils have won just one of their last four matches against German opposition in Europe (D1 L2).
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 10 home matches against German sides in European competition (W7 D3), with their last such defeat coming at the hands of Bayern Munich in April 2001 (0-1).
  • RB Leipzig have won both of their matches versus English teams in European competition without conceding a goal – beating Spurs 4-0 on aggregate in last season’s UEFA Champions League last 16.
  • Manchester United have lost four of their last six home games in the UEFA Champions League (W1 D1), as many defeats as in their previous 71 combined (W51 D16 L4).
  • Since losing their first two away games in the UEFA Champions League, RB Leipzig have gone unbeaten in their last five matches, winning four times (D1).
  • Manchester United are looking to win their opening two UEFA Champions League matches of a season for an eighth time, and only the second since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, last managing it in 2017/18 under Jose Mourinho.
  • RB Leipzig will be the 108th different team Manchester United have hosted in a home European match in any competition. They are the eighth different German side to play away at Man Utd, with none of the previous seven winning their first away visit (D2 L5).
  • Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 17 goals in his last 14 starts in major UEFA European competition for Sporting CP and his current side, scoring 12 goals and assisting five.

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