Sporting Braga vs Manchester United: Squad sheets
Manchester United prepare to take on Sporting Braga at the Estadio Municipal de Braga in the UEFA Champions League this upcoming Wednesday. The Archbishops were defeated 3–2 by the The Manchester Reds at The Theatre of Dreams two weeks ago and need to win the match to stay in contention for qualifying to the next stage.
The Manchester United players return to cup competition with a UEFA Champions League encounter against Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Braga tomorrow night. Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United squad enter this important midweek clash on the back of a 2–1 English Premier League triumph against Arsenal at their Old Trafford home thanks to goals from Robin van Persie and Patrice Evra last Saturday.
As for Sporting Braga, Jose Peseiro´s troops managed to beat fellow Primeira Liga side Gil Vicente to the convincing tune of 3–1 at the Estadio Municipal de Braga courtesy of goals from Jose Luis Mendes Andrade, Alan Osorio da Costa Silva and Hugo Viana. Key players Phil Jones, Shinji Kagawa and Nemanja Vidic are likely to miss the game for Manchester United because of injuries, while Sporting Braga should be at full strength.
Sporting Braga Last Five Matches: Sporting Braga V Gil Vicente 3–1, Maritimo V Sporting Braga 0– 2, Manchester United V Sporting Braga 3–2, Sporting Braga V Olhanense 4–4, Galatasaray V Sporting Braga 0–2.
Manchester United Last Five Matches: Manchester United V Arsenal 2–1, Chelsea V Manchester United 5–4, Chelsea V Manchester United 2–3, Manchester United V Sporting Braga 3–2, Manchester United V Stoke City 4–2.
Sporting Braga Provisional Squad: Beto, Nuno Coelho, Leandro Salino, Paulo Vinicius, Custodio Castro, Uwa Elderson Echiejile, Ruben Amorim, Hugo Viana, Ederzito Antonio Macedo Lopes, Joaquim Manuel Sampaio da Silva, Ze Luis, Mossoro, Ruben Micael, Helder Barbosa, Alan Osorio da Costa Silva.
Manchester United Provisional Squad: David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard, Rafael da Silva, Jonny Evans, Alexander Buttner, Chris Smalling, Nick Powell, Michael Carrick, Oliveira Anderson, Luis Nani, Antonio Valencia, Tom Cleverley, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Ryan Giggs, Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck.