Manchester United vs Valencia, Champions League preview: Live stream, TV listings & probable XIs.anchester United already has guaranteed a spot in the Champions League knockout stage, but the Red Devils could still win Group H with a victory over Valencia combined with a loss or draw by Juventus at Young Boys. Though it’s unlikely Juve drops points on the road, the Red Devils will go for the win in Eastern Spain against a team it couldn’t beat the first time they played at Old Trafford.
Valencia prepares to host Manchester United at the Mestalla on Wednesday, December 12 for the final game of Group H in the Champions League.The match between Valencia and Manchester United will start at 8 pm local time and 1:30 am IST (Thursday).Sony Ten 1 & HD 1 will provide live television coverage of the match in India. The live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.
United will go into the game having already secured a spot in the knockout phase of the competition but will be keen to pick up a victory in the hope of usurping top spot in the group from Juventus. The Italian side is travelling to Russia to play bottom-placed BSC Young Boys.
United manager Jose Mourinho has already confirmed that Paul Pogba will start in midfield and the Frenchman will be keen to prove his worth before the Liverpool game this weekend.
Mourinho has more to worry about than Pogba as he is still unsure of the availability of Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, and Anthony Martial. Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof and Alexis Sanchez are still out injured and have not travelled with the squad.
Valencia, like United, has been struggling in their league. The Spanish side is finding it difficult to score goals and their worries have been compounded as they will miss striker Goncalo Guedes for Wednesday’ tie.
As there is nothing resting on this tie for the home side, they may not take a risk with the likes of Jeison Murillo, Gabriel and Kevin Gameiro who have been nursing minor injuries.
Left-back Jose Gaya is suspended and will miss the tie against the Manchester side.
Manchester United: The Red Devils are thin in defense and could be without guys like Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly. Luke Shaw is also doubtful this one, and if all of these guys miss out, Valencia will have more than its fair chance of winning.
Valencia: This is a team that has dealt with several injuries, and it always seems like somebody important is missing. Star attacker Goncalo Guedes has missed time due to injury and is unavailable for this match, as is striker Kevin Gameiro.