Manchester United vs İstanbul Başakşehir: Revenge at Old Trafford

Manchester United will take to the field tonight in a Champions League clash against Istanbul Basaksehir at the Old Trafford stadium where they hope to revenge their loss last time out.

Although many weeks away, United still hurt from the 2-1 loss against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

Ole’s men were culpable for conceding two avoidable counter-attacking goals and also failed to cement a wider gap between themselves and the rest of Group H.

It will be a chance at redemption tonight when both teams square-off at the Old Trafford stadium and though fans aren’t allowed yet, Ole will be on the hot seat as the pressure to deliver continues to mount

While Okan Buruk’s men may be fourth in Group H of the Champions League, they remain within reach of qualification.

With three points separating them from group leaders Manchester United, a win today will place them back in contention to qualify to the knockout stages.

The Turkish giants did well to stun Manchester United back at Istanbul and will need another impressive performance tonight to get something from the match against a wary Red Devils team.

Manager Buruk will rely on the likes of experienced former Premier League players Martin Škrtel, Rafael and Demba Ba to lead the team once again in a match where all three points is essential for both teams.

Axel Tuanzebe is in contention to retain his centre back partnership with Harry Maguire, a position he held a fortnight ago, while Dean Henderson could replace De Gea in goal as speculations about him leaving in January continue to rise.

Donny Von De Beek could be the preferred choice in midfield over Bruno Fernandes, while Fred and Scott Mctominay are tipped to continue their impressive midfield partnership.

Pogba will need a late assessment to determine whether or not he will feature tonight, after suffering from a knock while on international duty with France.

Daniel James may get the nod over Juan Mata in attack tonight as his speed on the flank could be pivotal in breaking the narrow Basaksehir defensive setup.

Cavani should lead the lineup for the Red Devils.

Istanbul Basaksehir will expectedly retain their 4-1-4-1 counter-attacking formation which they used last time out.

Key players such as Višća on the wing, Demba Ba up front and Aleksic could be key for the Turkish side.

Fenerbahçe loanee playmaker Deniz Türüç and ex-Premier League player Nacer Chadli could also feature as super subs or right from the first-team selection.

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