Man Utd vs Juventus : Cristiano Ronaldo will be eager for another chance to score against former side Manchester United when his Juventus team host the Red Devils in Turin on Wednesday . Man Utd vs Juventus Live.
The Portugal international failed to find the back of the net away at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, with Paulo Dybala being the hero as the Argentine’s goal handed the Italian giants a 1-0 victory to open up a five-point lead at the top of Group H.
Manchester United are looking to continue their 100% record when they travel to face Juventus in the Youth League fixture this afternoon.Ahead of the senior side’s clash tonight, United’s U19s can secure qualification from the group stages of the Uefa youth competition if they defeat the Italian side in Turin. The youth side currently occupy top spot in Group H with three wins from three, including a 4-1 win against the hosts last time out.
In terms of team news, Mason Greenwood start for Nicky Butt’s side while Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong are also in the starting line up.Greenwood will be hopeful of another impressive performance this afternoon – he is currently United’s top scorer in the competition with a goal in each match he has played.
Manchester are a good team, they are playing at home, so it will be tough for us,” he said.”We have our weapons – we are Juve. We know it will be tough but we have a good chance to win if we play in a good way, the way the coach wants.”We have to respect Manchester United – they are a fantastic team, with an experienced coach – but I expect and look forward that Juve will win the game.
“If I score I won’t celebrate – it will be the same as last time I came with Real.”Ronaldo’s former manager at Madrid, Jose Mourinho, will be facing him tonight as United manager, and explained he does not fear Ronaldo and his Juventus side.“You cannot be in the Champions League and expect not to play and not to enjoy these opponents,” he said.
“I think they are always a candidate and, this season, they are more than a candidate. So it’s fantastic for us. I said before the Chelsea game that Chelsea-Juventus in three days, for some, is a nightmare.”
Jose Mourinho’s side sit second in the group with four points – two ahead of Valencia – though another defeat could put their hopes of progressing to the knockout rounds in danger.
will be without Alexis Sanchez and are also missing Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Diogo Dalot and Scott McTominay. Antonio Valencia is available, but manager Jose Mourinho admitted he was left out of the squad for the draw at Chelsea due to a lack of fitness.
The eleven who started against Chelsea were positive, though, so while Mourinho does not have a fully fit squad to pick from he has enough players to field a strong side against the Serie A leaders.