Juventus vs Manchester United: Champions League match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

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The Red Devils are hoping for revenge over Juventus having been beaten by the Italians at Old Trafford last month

Manchester United hope to move one step closer to the Champions League round-of-16 by beating Juventus on Wednesday evening.

The Red Devils take on the Italians at their Turin home a couple of weeks after being beaten by Max Allegri’s side at Old Trafford; Paulo Dybala scored the only goal of the game to make it three wins from three for Juve in this season’s European Cup.

Juventus vs Man United kicks off at 8pm, and is LIVE on talkSPORT

Juventus vs Man United kicks off at 8pm, and is LIVE on talkSPORT

United sit second in Group H, five points behind Juventus, but a win on Wednesday could see them move four points ahead of third-place in the group, depending upon the result of Valencia’s clash against Young Boys.

All the action is LIVE on talkSPORT, with full commentary of the match getting under way at 8pm.

What the managers are saying

Max Allegri (Juventus): “It’s important to do well at this point in the season but at the same time, you don’t win anything now. Tomorrow we have a chance to qualify to the next phase of the Champions League which would be our first seasonal objective.”

Jose Mourinho (Man United): “We work every day to try (and change that), but the reality is that normally we don’t start matches well. But if we don’t start well and we end it well, that’s fine, it’s even good fun for the fans.

“But football is 90 minutes and especially when your opponent is strong, if you give 45 minutes advantage or even 20 or even 10, then you have a mountain to climb.”

Where can you listen?

talkSPORT has full live commentary of Wednesday’s match, kick-off 8pm. Click here for the Juventus vs Manchester United live commentary stream

Team news

The hosts have a number of doubts heading into the match, with Giorgio Chiellini, Blaise Matuidi, Federico Bernardeschi and Mario Mandzukic all needing late fitness tests. Douglas Costa is set to miss out entirely.

Man United are likely to be without Romelu Lukaku, who did not train on Tuesday, and he is joined on the sidelines by Diogo Dalot. Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Scott McTominay and Marouane Fellaini have travelled to Italy despite recent fitness issues.

Cristiano Ronaldo comes up against his former club once again

Cristiano Ronaldo comes up against his former club once again

Predicted line-ups

Juventus: Szczesny; Cancelo; Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Ronaldo, Dybala

Man United: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial

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