MAN U & JUVENTUS LOSE STAR PLAYERS IN TUESDAY’S UCL CLASH

MAN U & JUVENTUS LOSE STAR PLAYERS IN TUESDAY’S UCL CLASH

Both Manchester United and Juventus have been dealt with injury blows as they clash in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

 

Juventus will be without forward, Mario Mandzukic, while Manchester United will play without Chilean star, Alexis Sanchez. But the star attraction of the match will be Cristiano Ronaldo who will be playing against his former club in Old Trafford which he left in 2009.

 

News from Old Trafford reports the unavailability of Sanchez who came off the bench in the weekend 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

 

United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Sanchez will not play, while there are also doubts over Marouane Fellaini, Marcus Rashford and Diogo Dalot.

 

“The players you saw at training are the players available,” the Portuguese told reporters on Monday. “Sanchez is not available.”

 

Sanchez’s struggles at United have continued into this season and he is rumoured to be at odds with Mourinho, while also hoping for another January move.

As for Juventus, Mario Mandzukic will miss the clash as the result of an injury to his left ankle, while Sami Khedira will also be absent for the trip.

Mandzukic has registered four goals and two assists in his 10 appearances for Juve so far this season and his presence up front will be sorely missed.

 

While Massimiliano Allegri will have limited options in attack due to this development, the manager will be happy to have ​Cristiano Ronaldo available as the Portuguese faced the threat of suspension for the upcoming match after getting sent off against Valencia in Juve’s first group stage encounter.

 

However, the former Real Madrid star was only handed a one-game suspension and is available for his Old Trafford return.

 

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