Confirmed teams: CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United U19s

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow (A) – Henderson, Warren, Reid, Tuanzebe, Hamilton, Kehinde, McTominay, Fosu-Mensah, Dearnley, Gribbin, Redmond.

Substitutes: Dorrington, Dunne, Sang, Whelan, Kenyon, Boonen, Diedrick-Roberts.

Nicky Butt has had to contend with a couple of absentees for Manchester United’s tough away game to CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Youth League group stage match.

RoShaun Williams is away at the U17s World Cup with England and top scorer Marcus Rashford misses the game through injury, giving an opportunity for Callum Gribbin to lead the line with Devonte Redmond.

After beating PSV away and losing to Wolfsburg at home, Butt will want to come away with three points but in freezing conditions in Moscow, the youngsters have a very tough game ahead of them.

All eyes will be on Gribbin to see if he can deliver another goal from his wonderful set-pieces but with Timothy Fosu-Mensah playing in what looks like a more advanced role, I’m excited to see if he can impact the game in the attacking sense.

Kick-off is 12:00 BST.

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