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