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Manchester United Vs Atletico Madrid Preview: Tactics, Team News, Predicted Lineups, Streaming Sites

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A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Manchester United are hoping to book their place in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League table as they take on Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. This game will serve as the second leg of their Round of 16 encounter, with the Red Devils coming on the back of a 1-1 draw in the first leg. It essentially means a win at Old Trafford could be enough to advance through to the next round.

However, Ralf Rangnick’s men haven’t been in the best of form and had to rely on Cristiano Ronaldo for their narrow win over Tottenham on the weekend. Ronaldo will have to be at the top of his game once again as United take on the reigning Spanish champions this midweek.

Manchester United Vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Talking Tactics

Manchester United

Rangnick should persist with a 4-3-3 formation that will enable the attackers to put pressure on the Atletico Madrid backline. It will be interesting to see how the midfielder fares in this encounter, knowing Atleti are capable of creating numerical superiority in the middle of the park.

Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone, meanwhile, is expected to stick to his 3-5-2 formation that is quite flexible in both attack and defence. The left wing-back Renan Lodi can effortlessly shift into a left-back role whereas Marcos Llorente is capable of covering the entire flank, meaning Atleti can switch to a back four if required.

Manchester United Vs Atletico Madrid (Simeone)
Atletico Madrid’s Argentinian coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Spanish league football match between Real Betis and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on March 6, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP) (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Team News

Manchester United

Manchester United are unlikely to have too many players absent in this midweek clash other than the suspended Mason Greenwood. Luke Shaw is the only question mark due to COVID-19 but he is likely to make it in time for Tuesday’s encounter.

Atletico Madrid

Yannick Carrasco is facing a suspension in Champions League matches, which rules him out of the Manchester United clash. Other absentees for Atleti include Thomas Lemar, Daniel Wass and Sime Vrsaljko as they are all injured heading into this encounter.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester United: de Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fernandes, Fred; Elanga, Ronaldo, Sancho

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Savic, Felipe, Reinildo; Llorente, Koke, Herrera, de Paul, Lodi; Griezmann, Felix


Manchester United 1-2 Atletico Madrid

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