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Manchester United v Young Boys - Preview and possible lineups

Pin Martial pictured scoring as Manchester United were victorious in the reverse fixture. AFP
Martial pictured scoring as Manchester United were victorious in the reverse fixture. AFP

Manchester United v Young Boys - Preview and possible lineups

Elliot Turnbull by Elliot Turnbull @rfutbol - 0 3,535

We take a look ahead to Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash between Manchester United and Young Boys from Old Trafford.

TEAM NEWS: 

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Victor Lindelof will miss Tuesday's clash after sustaining a hamstring injury during the weekend's 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

Bar Lindelof, Jose Mourinho has 22 players to choose from, including the recently injured centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones. Despite their recovery, Marcos Rojo is unavailable for the match against Young Boys due to a "small injury", which Mourinho confirmed. 

Diego Dalot is also a doubt for the 'Red Devils' having sustained a knock in training. 

BSC Young Boys: Young Boys manager Gerardo Seoane should have no fresh injury concerns for his Young Boys side.

Jordan Lotomba remains sidelined as the right-back recovers from a knee injury while centre-half Gregory Wüthrich has a muscle problem. 

Sékou Sanogo is suspended for the clash, whereas Guillaume Hoarau will miss the game through injury. 

WHO IS SAYING WHAT?

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 

"We had good periods of football [on Saturday] and then periods of low intensity," says Jose. "I want the team to start strong. I want them to have a go immediately so it was a bit frustrating.

"I want to play [against Young Boys] from minute one like it is the last chance we have to qualify. I want to play tomorrow like it's a knockout game — like we have to win."

I describe like, it is not a crucial match, because if we don’t win tomorrow we still don’t depend on other results. So it is not a crucial game, but I want to play from minute one like it is the last chance we have to qualify.

"So I want us to forget that we have one more chance, I want to play like a knockout game. The team I am going to play is going to try to have the happiness to cope with that pressure.”

BSC Young Boys boss Gerardo Seoane: "We have to go beyond our limits and hope Manchester United that Manchester United aren't at the races. 

"We will miss the physical presence and personality of Sanogo (suspended) and Hoarau (injured). 

"We have learned some lessons in this Champions League campaign. The team has learned its lessons from past games. This will be a very different game to the reverse fixture in Bern. 

Form: 

Did you know?

The 'Red Devils' can qualify for the Round of 16 if they beat their Swiss opponents and Valencia fail to overcome Juventus.

The reverse fixture in Switzerland was the first ever meeting between these two sides, with United running out 3-0 winners on matchday one.

Young Boys have faced English opposition on seven previous occasions in total, though, winning just one.

Possible lineups: 

Man Utd possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Young, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw; Fellaini, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial

Young Boys possible starting lineup:
Von Ballmoos; Mbabu, Lauper, Von Bergen, Benito; Fassnacht, Sow, Aebischer, Sulejmani; Nsame, Assale

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