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MUN vs ATA: United Team News, Record Against Italian Clubs And How Ole Gunnar Should Set Up His Team

A late collapse at King Power Stadium means Manchester United have failed to win their last three premier league matches and now sit outside the top four after an impressive start to the new campaign. On Wednesday, another steam test await them in the third group match of the UEFA Champions league against Atalanta in Group F, where a defeat will leave the Red devils in a perilous position to qualify for the next round.

Ahead of the match at Old Trafford, 08:00pm (GM +1), let's look at Manchester United team News, their record against Italian Clubs And Two Ways Ole Gunnar Should Set Up His Team.

Manchester United team News

Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford returned to first team action against Leicester City, the later coming on from the bench and scored. Amad Diallo is also back from the Thigh injury he sustained in the off season. Raphael Varane is out and is likely to miss the game against Atalanta. Wan-Bissaka's red card punishment against Young Boys has been reduced, meaning he is inline to feature in the champions league on Wednesday.

Goalkeepers: De Gea, Dean Henderson, Tom Heaton.

Defenders: Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailey, Phil Jones, Diogo dalot, Alex Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw.

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Fred, Scot McTominay, Donny Van de Beek, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Jadon Sancho.

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood, Edison Cavani, Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga, Marcus Rashford, Amad Diallo.

Manchester United Record Against Italian Clubs

Wednesday's Clash will be the first meeting between these two English and Italian team in the UEFA Champions league, and the 7th Italian team Manchester United will be meeting after AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina and AS Roman.

Manchester United first Met AC Milan on 8th May 1958 in the semi-final stage of the European championship of the 1957/1958 season, the match ended 3-2 in favour of the Red devils though AC Milan triumphed 5-0 at San Siro in the return leg to progress to the final.

In summary, Manchester United have faced Italian Clubs 41-times, winning 20-times, drawn 6-times and lost 15-times. They scored 61 goals, while conceding 48 goals in the process.

How Ole Gunnar Should Set Up His Team

Ole Gunnar should opt for a 3-4-1-2 formation against Atalanta.

De Gea should continue between the sticks after an impressive showing in the win against Villarreal. In a back three defence, Harry Maguire should be partnered by Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw. Dalot or Jadon Sancho should start in the right wingback as Wan Bissaka's form is partly responsible for Manchester United conceding goals in recent games, while Alex Telles should start in the left wingback. In the deep Midfield, Scot McTominay should start, while Paul Pogba slot into a more central attacking midfield between the two wingbacks. Bruno Fernandes or Jesse Lingard should start in more advanced attacking area behind Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo. Marcus Rashford, Edison Cavani are likely to start from the bench.

Manchester United 3-1-3-1-2 Line Ups

Predicted Match Outcome

Atalanta have become a real threat in Serie A in recent seasons under Gian Piero Gasperini, and will be keen to maintain their lead at the top of Group F. For United, it will be another time to assess Ole Gunnar's building process after an underwhelming matches so far. However, it is the Red devils that are likely to win all three points at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

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