The Uefa Champions League is back in action as Manchester United travels to Russia to face the Current table leaders, CSKA Moscow. Manchester United will be looking for a possible way to climb top of Group B table as they currently sit second in the table with 0 goal difference and 3 points which is same as the remaining 3 teams in the Group.
CSKA Moscow earned their first win of the competition in a narrow 3-2 win against Dutch side PSV. The match which saw Doumbia miss a penalty which would have killed the game and put CSKA Moscow on a high goal difference but the Ivorian effort went over the bar and PSV changed the game in the second half with Maxime Lestienne’s Brace but couldn’t grab a third equaliser.
CSKA Moskva vs Manchester United : Head to Head
CSKA and Manchester United were drawn together only once in the Champions League; during the group stages of 2009-10 season. Manchester United won 1-0 in Moscow followed by a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford in the return leg.
CSKA’s last meeting with an English side resulted in a 2-1 away victory over Manchester City in last season’s group stage. The first leg of the tie at Moscow ended in a 2-2 draw.
CSKA Moskva vs Manchester United : Form Guide
Thou CSKA Moscow are Russia’s current League leaders, they seem to have a defensive problem as they have managed only one clean sheet in their last eight games conceding 13 times and they have scored 17 times, in other words they have a good attacking power to trouble United’s defence too.
However Manchester United ended their poor away run last weekend as they emerged victorious at Goodison park after beating Everton 0-3 and kept their Premier League title hopes alive, giving them the confidence and morale they need for this encounter.
CSKA Moscow is a strong team to play at Arena Khimki, but the Red Devils are in a better shape after their Goodison park victory at the weekend, although the Russians will trouble United upfront having scored 17 in their last 8 matches, Louis Van Gaal’s men have enough attacking power to grab maximum points. Manchester United are determined to end their slutty form in the European competitions by going into the knockout stage