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Juventus v Manchester United - Preview and possible lineups

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Dybala scored the winner last time out. EFE

Juventus v Manchester United - Preview and possible lineups

Tom Devlin by Tom Devlin @rfutbol - 0 7,385

We take a look ahead to the Champions League clash between Juventus and Manchester United in Turin on Wednesday.

Juventus: Max Allegri has confirmed that Mario Mandzukic is fit and back in contention to play. Douglas Costa, Emre Can and Bernardeschi will all miss out while Blaise Matuidi could be given a rest. 

Man United: Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Romelu Lukaku will not be fit to stat the game. Antonio Valencia has returned to the squad following a month out injured. 

Allegri: Right now things are going well. Tomorrow, we could reach our first objective, qualification for the next round of the Champions League. What matters most is getting to March in good shape and competing on all fronts. Tomorrow, we will have to do better than we did in Manchester. They are a team that can be dangerous at any point in the match, they have great pace with Rashford, Martial and Sanchez. I'm sure that Ronaldo will play. He has more or less only played one game so far and he managed to get an assist. I hope that he will score tomorrow. 

Mourinho: We're working hard to improve but lately we haven't been starting matches properly. Tomorrow we can't give anything away to Juventus. When you play against a super team like Juve if you give them an advantage it's difficult to get back into it. Our defensive organisation is good but we are conceding too many goals. Tomorrow is a big match, and we are focusing just on that game, not what will happen next. It's not a crucial match for us, the games that will define our qualification will be the two against Valencia and Young Boys.

Did you know?

This is the 14th European meeting between Juventus and Manchester United.

 Cristiano Ronaldo is goalless in his last five Champions League games.

Manchester United have failed to score in their last two Champions League games.

Score prediction: 2-1

Juventus possible XI: Szczesny, De Sciglio, Bonucci, Benatia, Sando, Pjanic, Matuidi, Bentancur, Bernadeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo

Man United possible XI: De Gea, Dalot, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Fred, Sanchez, Martial, Lukaku

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