Manchester United, after facing surprising consecutive losses in the UEFA Champions League’s opening fixtures, are set to take on Copenhagen. A victory is vital for the team given their current standings.
Currently, the team finds itself at the bottom of Group A, trailing Copenhagen who has a mere one-point lead despite not having won a match either. Bayern Munich and Galatasaray, having outplayed the Red Devils in the initial matchdays, are in a strong position in the race to the next round.
Despite demonstrating resilience in their matches, the squad under Erik ten Hag seems to miss the decisive touch and the calm required to dominate a match till the end. The team’s lapses in focus have been a hindrance, and regrouping is crucial.
Injury concerns have plagued Ten Hag’s lineup, particularly in the defensive department. Nevertheless, as reported by Manchester Evening News, a trio of players might be back in contention for the upcoming Tuesday match.
Jonny Evans, known for his steady performances in the defense, had an injury scare during the match against Sheffield United. Although the severity of his injury appears minimal, his participation from the start is still in question. His potential availability, however, provides the manager with added flexibility.
Sergio Reguilon, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, has shown his worth when given a chance this season. He is slated to be back for the game, potentially reinforcing the left-back position. But having been absent for five matches in succession, his match readiness is questionable.
Kobbie Mainoo, the young talent who has shown great potential lately, could also make a comeback from an ankle injury that kept him out. Yet, starting him against Copenhagen might not be on the cards.