Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs RB Leipzig (Champions League)

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It was a not a pretty result, but it was a point nonetheless when Manchester United drew with Chelsea over the weekend, in a match where the Red Devils resembled the Jose Mourinho era. Yes, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, an attacker known as the “baby faced assassin” during his playing days, went with a more defensive-minded approach.

He kept Paul Pogba, the most expensive player in British history, a super-sub, and we believe he’ll do the same here against RB Leipzig. United welcome the Bundesliga side led by Julian Nagelsmann (nicknamed ‘Baby Mourinho’ by former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese on account of his wide-ranging tactical knowledge) to Old Trafford on Wednesday for a Champions League clash.

Manchester United vs RB Leipzig UCL Group Stage FYIs

Kickoff: Wed. Oct 28, 8pm local, Old Trafford

United Team News: go to this link

Odds: United win 14/11, Draw 5/2, RB Leipzig win 40/17

Press conference videos and quotes: coming Tuesday

Leipzig bring a lot of quality and depth, including Angelino and USA international Tyler Adams.

You can expect Solskjaer to once again field a side that emphasizes pace and grit. Can their big summer signing Donny Van de Beek get in this team? It’s time! Is Mason Greenwood back in favor? Can he get back to the fine form with which he ended last season?

Will Fred, Scott McTominay, and Daniel James be in the mix? The France international still has one more game left to serve on that suspension, but he’ll be available to feature in the Champions League here. Anthony Martial was again banned for the goalless draw against Chelsea due to a domestic suspension, as he still has one game left to serve on that ban.

He’s eligible to feature here though, and with that in mind, Edinson Cavani will begin the game on the bench as United will focus on trying to over-power their opponents on the counter-attack.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs RB Leipzig (Champions League)

Martial

Rashford    Fernandes    James

      McTominay      Van de Beek

Shaw      Maguire    Lindelof     Wan Bissaka

De Gea

Prediction: Manchester United 2, RB Leipzig 2

Not feeling confident enough in United right now to pick them to win.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Masota Madulu says

    Martial

    Telles Fernandes Rashford

    Van de Beek Fred

    Shaw Maguire Lindelof Wan Bissaka

    De Gea

  2. PB Lianzama says

    Cavani
    Rashford Fernandes Greenwood

    Van de Beek Pogba
    Telles Wan Bissaka
    Shaw Lindelof Tuanzebe

    De Gea

  3. Marital. Cavani. Rashford
    Burno f. Van de been
    Mc tomm
    Telles. Maguire. Tanzeba. W
    an bisaka

  4. P B Lianzamas team looks the strongest. After all, there are twelve of them.

  5. De Gea should rest and Dean to play against Leipzig

  6. Suerafal Epheram says

    De Gea should rest and Dean to play against Leipzig

  7. Dave

    Bissaka
    Tuanzebe
    Maguire
    Shaw

    Van de been
    Fred

    Bruno
    Rashford
    Pogba

    Cavani

  8. Dean
    Wan Bissaka
    Lindlof
    Tuanzebe
    Tells
    MacTominy
    Van de beek
    Bruno
    PopoGba
    Rashford
    Martial Tony

  9. Cavani
    Martial. Rashford.
    Pogba
    Mata. Bruno.

    Shaw. Maguire lindelof bissaka

    Degea

  10. Degea
    Wan bissaka,tuanzebe, Maguire telles
    Matic, van de beek
    Rashford, Bruno,Pogba
    Cavani

  11. Detozzik Patrique says

    Degea
    wanbisaka, Tuanzebe, Maquire, Shaw
    Fred, Pogba
    Mason, Fernandes, Lindegaard
    Martial

  12. Odongo Leo says

    Deva Luke Tunaze Lindalof Wan Van da B Pogba Fernandes Mason Rasford Martial

  13. wan bissaka Tuanzebe lindlof telles
    tomany Ben dee veek brano.f
    pogba rashford cavani
    dea gea

  14. Adekunle babatunde says

    De gea.
    Wan bissaka linderlof tunazebe telles
    Mactomany Fred Bruno fernades
    Rashford martial
    Cavani

  15. Henderson
    Bissaka. Tuanzebe. Maguire. Telles
    McTomminay
    Van dee beek Bruno
    Greenwood Rashford
    Cavani

  16. Best fun in Uganda

  17. One love ju

  18. Super win for today against Rb in champions league game

  19. Douglas Blessing says

    Cavani
    Rashford, Bruno,Martial
    Mc tomnny, van de beek
    Telles, Lindelof, Turbenze,Wan Bissak
    Degea

  20. Kato Emmanuel says

    Martial cavani Rashford,Bruno,bogba,VDB ,Shaw, Maguire, tuanzabe

  21. Kato Emmanuel says

    Martial cavani Rashford,Bruno,bogba,VDB ,Shaw, Maguire,lindelof, tuanzabe ,Dean

  22. Sura Anguyo says

    Henderson, wan bisaka, Linderlof, Tuanzabe, Telles, Nemanja, Mc tominay,Fernandez, Rashford, Martial, James

  23. I love man United paklast

  24. Henderson, wan bisaka, telles, tuanzebe,linderlof,Mack tominay,Fred,Bruno, greenwood,Rastford,Cavani

  25. Henderson, bisaka,tuazembe,telles,Maguire, fred,mc tominay,cavani,bruno,Greenwood, rashiford

  26. Bernard Opio says

    De gea wanbisaka shaw Maguire twanzibe tells Fred van der beek mata Bruno rashford martial

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