Manchester United’s disastrous run in Premier League led to speculations of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal. But the Portuguese tactician is confident about his job and the game tonight at Old Trafford against struggling Valencia is crucial enough to shape up their season.
The Red Devils had a comfortable 3-0 win over Young Boys in their opening Champions League fixture whereas the Spanish outfit lost at home to ten-man Juventus even after iconic Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a marching order. Los Che, therefore, must grab a result to stay in the hunt of a knockout slot and the hosts, having lost 3-1 to West Ham on Saturday afternoon, should work on their limitations and constraints in order to bring everything back on the track.
Manchester United vs Valencia Team News:
United are likely to miss Jesse Lingard with a groin strain whereas the likes of Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo are also doubtful with knocks.
Valencia, meanwhile, have a couple of concerns in Santi Mina and Ferran Torres. But these two young attackers are working on their fitness and might be considered for tonight’s action.
Manchester United vs Valencia Probable Lineups:
Subs: Sergio Romero, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial.
Subs: Jaume Doménech, Carlos Soler, Jeison Murillo, Goncalo Guedes, Francis Coquelin, Daniel Wass, Ferrarn Torres.
Manchester United vs Valencia Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Old Trafford was a 1-1 draw in a UEFA Champions League group stage encounter (in 2010). Pablo Hernandez earned the visitors a first-half lead which was cancelled out by Anderson midway through the second half.
Manchester United vs Valencia Head-to-Head Stats:
Manchester United: 2
Manchester United vs Valencia Key Players:
Jose Mourinho will demand the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to step up who have largely underperformed so far. Also, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford are likely to trouble the visitors with their goal-poaching traits and movements inside the box.
Marcelino, the Valencia gaffer, will hugely rely on Kevin Gameiro and Michy Batshuayi upfront. Also, the likes of Denis Cheryshev, Goncalo Guedes and Rodrigo are capable of threatening the Red Devils from the flanks.
Manchester United vs Valencia Current Form:
Manchester United: L-L-D-W-W-W
Manchester United vs Valencia Betting Odds (Subject to Change):
Manchester United: 3/4
Manchester United vs Valencia Live Streaming:
The game is scheduled for Wednesday from 00:30 hrs IST and will be streamed on the Sony Liv as well as NavvixSport apps. However, for online streaming links, send us a message to our official Facebook page.