Reports are out claiming that Manuel Pellegrini felt his Manchester City side had some misfortune in their clash with Juventus on Wednesday night. The Citizens were beaten 1-0 by the Old Lady in Turin with Mario Mandzukic’s 18th-minute volley the difference in the end. Throughout the contest, City had chances to score but were inefficient
PLAYER RATINGS Manchester United: De Gea 6; Darmian 6, Smalling 6, Rojo 6, Blind 7; Schweinsteiger 6, Schneiderlin 5; Lingard 7, Rooney 6, Memphis 6; Martial 6. Subs: Young 6, Fellaini 6, Mata 6. PSV: Zoet 6, Arias 6, Bruma 6, Moreno 7, Brenet 6, Hendrix 6, Guardado 6, Propper 8, Narsingh 6, De Jong
TEAM NEWS Manchester United have both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial back available for selection after they missed the weekend win over Watford, while Marouane Fellaini is also back in the running – meaning Memphis Depay is unlikely to be asked to play centre forward again. Phil Jones and Ander Herrera are both out, however,
MATCH STATS PSV have lost their two away games against Manchester Utd: 1-0 defeat in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup and 3-1 in the 2000/01 Champions League. There has never been an away win in the five previous encounters between Manchester Utd and PSV Eindhoven. PSV beat Manchester Utd in the reverse fixture this season, thanks
KEY BATTLE A similar pattern of play to the game in the Netherlands seems likely. With that in mind the key battle will once again be between United’s creative midfielders and PSV’s defensive unit. The Red Devils will hope to retain some of the incision they showed against Watford as they come up against a
PLAYERS TO WATCH Memphis will be the one to watch from a United perspective. After a confidence-battering few weeks, he stepped up when called upon against Watford and provided a crucial goal. Having impressed on his return to Eindhoven, he will be eager to once again prove that he is ready to be at United.
PREVIEW It is is a chance for Louis van Gaal to resume old hostilities—the former Ajax manager has had plenty of run-ins with his previous club’s rivals. An unpleasant welcome presumably awaits Hector Moreno—the PSV defender whose tackle broke Luke Shaw’s leg when the two sides met in Eindhoven in September. Van Gaal did not
Sitting top of Group B, Manchester United can book their place in the Last 16 with a win over second placed PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford. TEAM PREDICTION for Manchester United ahead of their Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford. Check it out. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet