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5 things which will worry Manchester United in their tricky away tie against CSKA Moscow

deebak mohan
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7.10K   //    27 Sep 2017, 12:28 IST

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Jose Mourinho will have a number of headaches

Manchester United started the 2017/18 season with a flying start. After their loss to Real Madrid in their Super Cup tie, United have won 6 games and drawn just one. However, their UEFA Champions League fixture tonight isn’t going to be an easy outing at the Russian capital against CSKA Moscow.

CSKA Moscow won a morale-boosting away tie against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League in the last group-stage fixture. Also, they are sitting at 4th place in the Russian Premier League.

Manchester United always had their difficulties in their away games at Russia.

Let’s see the 5 things which will worry Manchester United the most ahead of their Champions League tie later tonight.


#5 A long journey to Moscow is too taxing for United players

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Jose Mourinho will want his side to continue their fantastic run

Manchester United travelled 1600 miles, for over 6 hours, to reach Moscow. This long a travel, sandwiched by two Premier League games, is invariably going to have a taxing impact on the players. 

The fatigue is creeping onto the United camp, with a few key players like Paul Pogba missing the flight to Moscow owing to injury. Jose Mourinho will have to choose the playing 11 carefully, considering the fact that they have a Premier League game within just 3 days after the Champions League tie.

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